A Connecticut man famous for his elaborate Christmas light displays was found dead in his home Friday with a gunshot wound to the head.
Police are calling the death of John Chakalos a homicide, the Brattleboro Reformer reports. He was murdered just a month after his wife Rita died of cancer. They couple had made a tradition of lighting up their 82-acre Chesterfield property for public enjoyment at Christmastime, and asked visitors to donate to a food pantry.
The light display, which was dedicated to Rita this year, will not be cancelled. Instead, the display will be dedicated to both John and Rita, in their memory.