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DeJac's house case dropped

Lynn DeJac ended up with one less legal problem Wednesday, when City Housing Judge Henry S. Nowak dismissed an ordinance violation for her former home at 195 Babcock St.

Nowak dismissed the case on technical grounds after DeJac's lawyer, Andrew C. LoTempio, cited the failure of previous city administrations to press the case.

DeJac's husband, Chuck Peters, told Housing Court judges in 2000 that he intended to fix up the house DeJac owned. The house was demolished by the city in 2001 after he failed to deal with code violations.

City officials "will discuss with our Law Department" the possibility of beginning legal proceedings to obtain a judgment against DeJac for the estimated $6,500 it cost city taxpayers to raze the building, said Peter Cutler, spokesman for Buffalo Mayor Byron W. Brown.

DeJac's daughter, Crystallynn Girard, was found slain in the house.

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