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Overcoming tragedy: Peter Lillelid 25 years later

On April 6, 1997, the Lillelid family was shot and killed by six young people. Only 2-year-old Peter survived. He shares his thoughts 25 years later.

Robin Wilhoit

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Published: 10:09 AM EDT May 9, 2022
Updated: 11:14 PM EDT May 9, 2022

Ordinary. That’s how Peter Lillelid Heier describes his life as a 20-something. It’s full, despite a tremendous loss.

“Quite frankly, few people have the courage or motivation to ask why, but of course, that’s what puts me apart from most other people, my story,” Peter said.