MERRITT, B.C. — The home where a British Columbia man killed his three children nearly seven years ago has been ordered to be destroyed by a city in the province’s Interior.

Allan Schoenborn stabbed his daughter and then smothered his sons at their Merritt home in April 2008, leaving their bodies to be found by their mother.

A report presented to Merritt city council says the home is abandoned and uninhabitable and has been the subject of ongoing complaints.

The report says the city has tried in vain to have the property’s owners restore the home.

The vote means the city can demolish the building and bill the owners if the home is not torn down by March 15.

Schoenborn was found not criminally responsible for the deaths, has spent the subsequent years at a Metro Vancouver forensic hospital, and was denied escorted absences in February 2014. (CFJC)