BROWNSVILLE — A piece of Brownsville’s unwelcomed history came tumbling down yesterday as the building, where three small children were decapitated in March 2003 at the hands of their parents, was demolished.
A yellow bulldozer brought the multi-story building dubbed “the Rubio House” down in less than an hour, reducing it to a huge pile of rubble.
Officials and residents for several years had advocated that the building at East Eighth and East Tyler streets be torn down following the deaths of Julissa Quesada, 3, John Esteban Rubio, 14 months, and Mary Jane Rubio, 2 months.
The children were killed by John Allen Rubio and his common-law wife, Angela Camacho. Rubio is the biological father of one of the children.
The children were remembered yesterday as city officials talked about them before the demolition of the building began.
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