Home where nuns attacked on the market

2014-01-10T15:00:00Z 2014-01-11T10:16:06Z Home where nuns attacked on the marketGazette Staff The Billings Gazette
January 10, 2014 3:00 pm  • 

The West End house where two elderly nuns were assaulted last August is for sale.

The white-trimmed, gray and brick 3,706-square-foot ranch-style house at 2703 Gregory Drive South went on the market Thursday, said Rachel Cox, an agent with Oakland and Co.

The Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, owners of the four-bedroom, three-bath residence, decided to sell the house, Cox said.

Cox helped rent a place in town for one of the two nuns, Sister Clara Scherr, and a second nun, and said Scherr's “doing so well.” Sister Mary Vincentia Maronick, has returned to the Mother House in Leavenworth, Kan. and is reported by a close friend also to be doing well.

The two women suffered serious injuries during a middle-of-the-night home invasion robbery on Aug. 14. The attack involved two men. Christopher Samuel Pine is the only person charged with the crime.

On Friday morning, an estate sale put on by Seniors in Transition drew a small crowd of people. Artwork and furniture, pots and pans, at least one quilt and assorted dishes were marked with prices.

In the kitchen, seven stacked coffee cups of tinted-green glass all bore the words “Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health System Planning Retreat 2001.”

The estate sale will continue Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cox said it’s no secret that the house was the scene of a crime, but said the interior "didn't receive much damage."

The home, built in 1967, sits on a 11,880-square-foot corner lot. The asking price is $277,500.

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