CHICHESTER, N.H.—A pastor in this quiet, picturesque New England town thought he was doing the Christian thing when he took in a convicted child killer who had served his time but had nowhere to go.
But some neighbors of the Rev. David Pinckney vehemently disagree, one even threatening to burn his house down after officials could find no one else willing to take 60-year-old Raymond Guay.
More than 200 town residents on Tuesday packed a selectmen’s meeting, the first since news of Guay’s arrival broke over the weekend. Most called for Guay’s removal, claiming repeatedly that their children couldn’t sleep and were afraid to play outside.