Neighbors can be a terrific asset. They can be sources of support and friendship. Or they can be quiet and keep to themselves, which is also perfectly fine. But sometimes you can wind up living next to the neighbor from hell.
That’s what happened to Anne Hoover when Roy Kirk bought the abandoned home adjacent to hers in the Oakland neighborhood of Pittsburgh in 1992.
What started out as an amicable relationship, with Roy joining a local homeowner’s club focused on beautifying the community, first turned into annoyance, then frustration then fear. But no one expected a disagreement between neighbors could turn deadly.