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Bayview hammer attack on Discovery Channel

Larry Cragun burst into his Bayview neighbor's mobile home in December 2010, shouted a profanity and proceeded to bludgeon a family of four with a hammer.

The attack resulted in the death of 43-year-old Patricia Heath, a tragedy which still resonates with residents in the little town on the edge of Lake Pend Oreille.

Nearly six years later, the Discovery Channel will be featuring the heinous crime in its new documentary drama “Dead Silent,” which airs Tuesday at 9 p.m. The one-hour episode dubbed "Madness on the Lake" will be a re-creation of the incident and will feature interviews with a victim, Yvonne Wallis, and other locals close to the case.

The Discovery Chanel's website describes the upcoming episode.

"Bayview, Idaho is a remote and breathtakingly beautiful lakeside community, an oasis for vacationers to get away for some much needed R&R," the website reads. "For locals like Yvonne Wallis and her family, the quaintness is cozy and peaceful. For others like Larry Cragun, it’s a little too quiet. As winter approaches and tourist season comes to an end, the isolation plays with Larry Cragun’s mind. Can this family survive his senseless wrath?" More here. Ryan Collingwood, Cda Press




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D.F. Oliveria started Huckleberries Online on Feb. 16, 2004. Oliveria's Sunday print Huckleberries is a past winner of the national Herb Caen Memorial Column contest.