Homicide ruled in shooting death of C...

Homicide ruled in shooting death of Conn. man

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#1 Dec 24, 2013
December 24, 2013

WINDSOR, Conn.(AP)— Authorities say the shooting death of an 87-year-old Connecticut man known for his Christmas light display at his New Hampshire home was a homicide.

John Chakalos was found dead at his Windsor home on Friday from a single gunshot wound to the head. Police are investigating.

The Journal Inquirer reports that Theresa Goodwin, a great-niece of Chakalos, said the family had been mourning the death of Chakalos’ wife, Rita Chakalos, of cancer before Thanksgiving.

The couple owned an 80-acre estate in Chesterfield, N.H., known for its annual holiday light display. Guests have been invited to bring a monetary donation or food.

Sunday was the last night for people to tour this year’s show.

Joy E. Washburn, a caretaker of Chakalos’ Chesterfield property, told The Keene Sentinel she hopes the tradition will continue.

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