Couple plans to rehab 'spooky' house near Columbus

WORTHINGTON, Ohio (AP) — An empty house in suburban Columbus where a "ghost-hunting" teen was shot over six years ago is finally getting a makeover.

The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/WO8sSD ) reports that a couple plans to fix up the house after it sold for $39,000 last month at a sheriff's auction.

The home in Worthington is known as the "spooky house."

Back in 2006, the home's former owner shot at three girls who went to the house on a ghost hunt, hitting one of the girls in the head.

The 17-year-old survived, and the home's owner was convicted in the shooting and sentenced to prison. He has said he didn't mean to hurt anyone but considered the girls trespassers for sneaking around outside.

Neighbors say they're happy the house will be fixed up.

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Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com

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