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Abbeville County to demolish home where 2 deputies were killed in 2003

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Steven Bixby (File) Steven Bixby (File)
State Constable Donald Ouzts (left), Sgt. Danny Wilson (file) State Constable Donald Ouzts (left), Sgt. Danny Wilson (file)
ABBEVILLE, SC (FOX Carolina) -

Abbeville County Director David Garner said the home where two deputies were killed in 2003 will be demolished.

The house at 4 Union Church Road in Abbeville will be demolished on July 18 at 10 a.m.

On December 8, 2003 Abbeville County Sheriff’s Office Sgt. Danny Wilson and State Constable Donald Ouzts were ambushed and killed at the home.

Stephen Bixby and his parents were accused of killing the officers and firing hundreds of rounds during the standoff with police that followed.

The family was angry that the state was planning to obtain a small piece of their land to widen a highway.

Steven Bixby was convicted of murder and sentenced to death in 2007.

Bixby's father, Arthur, was also charged with murder and conspiracy in connection with the deaths, but he was not found competent to stand trial. He was ordered committed.

Steven Bixby's mother, Rita, was found guilty of being an accessory to the killings. she was sentenced to life in prison.

Aurthur and Rita Bixby died within a week of each other in 2011.

Garner said a county resident purchased the Bixby property at a tax sale and donated it to the county.

Tiller Backhoe and Dozer Service of Abbeville will handle the demolition.

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Steven Bixby convicted of murdering two officers

Sheriff holds memorial service for 2 deputies killed in 2003 land dispute

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