Signs of the Massacre Still Show Through Fresh Paint on Lester Street - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Reported by Janice Broach

Signs of the Massacre Still Show Through Fresh Paint on Lester Street

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A family's fury came out Wednesday in court.

Relatives of six people who died on Lester Street lashed out at the man police say committed the crime.

Jessie Dotson is charged with killing four adults and two children back in March.

Wednesday, Dotson waved his right to a preliminary hearing.

More than a month after the massacre, the home on Lester Street is on the housing market.

Action News 5 Investigator Janice Broach went inside the home where six people lost their lives.

It is amazing, but there are still people driving by the house and just looking at it.

The house on Lester Street is being renovated for the next tenants. 

The bullet holes that were in the living room are now covered over, but the police markings are still visible on the walls and in the bedrooms and bathroom. Showing through the fresh paint.

Jessie Dotson is charged with murdering his brother Cecil and three other adults as well as two of Cecil's children and wounding three other children.

Police said the four adults were shot first then the assailant moved to the bedrooms and bathroom, stabbing the children.

The house is larger than it appears from the outside. There is the living room, the bedrooms, a kitchen, and a large den.

It is not clear if the adults were in the living room initially or if they were in the den and then moved at some point to the living room. 

There are plenty of doors in the house, but with everyone located in the front  of the house there was only one way out. The front door.

The house on Lester Street is being completely renovated after the massacre. 

The owner said he does not think he will have any problem finding a tenant.


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