The home of Carol and Laura Stutte on County Road 320 in Vonore was destroyed by fire last Saturday. The word "queers" was also spray painted in large letters on their garage. The couple feels they're victims of a hate crime, and were targeted because they're gay. They've been together for more than 15 years.... Carol Stutte says her partner is too afraid to come back to the property since the fire. She says they've been harassed all five years they've lived there by one neighbor. She also says recently the neighbor threatened to kill them and burn down their house," Stutte said. "I knew we had been threatened, but we never thought anything would be followed through."
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