Returning from Nashville where Carol Ann and Laura celebrated their anniversary, the couple found a pile of rubble where their dream home once stood.
Despite numerous police reports documenting a neighbor that had threatened to burn down their home and who repeatedly told them, "The only thing better than one dead queer is two dead queers,” no arrests have been made.
The Stutte home had no gas service and was all electric. Even with witness reports of two explosions and a fireball that could be seen above the treeline, that all waterhoses on the property had been cut and that “QUEERS” had been painted on their garage the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, the Tennesse Bureau of Investigation and FBI have yet to rule the fire as an arson.
What is even more disturbing is that the Stuttes' insurance company, American National Property and Casualty, has yet to pay on the claim. Like many homeowners, Carol Ann and Laura had opted for additional coverage in case of total loss. This additional coverage would provide for housing and living expenses until the claim was settled. Six months later and the company has only offered a few thousand dollars -- and no response at all about their property claim.
Imagine, if you will, how hard it is for some to pay their mortgage from month to month. Now imagine that not only do you have to pay a mortgage and insurance on a home that no longer exists, but you have to pay for an additional place to live. Why? If the family defaults on their mortgage, even with their home in ashes, their insurance coverage could be canceled and the insurance company would be off the hook.
Demand that American National Property and Casualty honor their policy with this family. Public pressure will force them to act. Add your name to this petition and show your support for the Stutte family and your outrage at American National Propery and Casualty (ANPAC).