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September 15th, 1997

This was the home where mass murderer David John Gorton brutally murdered his fiance, Heidi Challand, 28, and her children Robert, 12, David, 9, Calvin, 6 and Jewel, 2. The victims were bludgeoned repeatedly in the head with an axe after Gorton became suspicious that Challand was having an affair. After a nationwide manhunt, Gorton was arrested and plead guilty to the murders. Gorton had a history of violence. In 1977, he lured his 16-year-old girlfriend to a secluded spot and stabbed her 19 times. She was hospitalized for a month. In 1983, he attacked his then-wife with a knife and served two years for aggravated assault.

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As the family of Heidi Challand wiped their tears, David Gorton, her fiancee, pleaded guilty on December 11, 1997, to murdering her and her four children. David, 37, told police he "snapped" becaus


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