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William Parente

William Parente
William Parente of Garden City, Long Island killed his wife, Betty and two daughters, Stephanie, 19, and Catherine, 11, and then committed suicide at a hotel in Towson, Md., police said. According to the police, no motive has been established in the incident. The four were found dead inside a 10th-floor room at a Sheraton Hotel on Monday and none were shot or stabbed. Baltimore County Police have confirmed they received "the cause and manner of death" rulings from the office of the chief medical examiner in the investigation.
William Parente of Garden City, Long Island killed his wife, Betty and two daughters, Stephanie, 19, and Catherine, 11, and then committed suicide at a hotel in Towson, Md., police said. According to the police, no motive has been established in the incident. The four were found dead inside a 10th-floor room at a Sheraton Hotel on Monday and none were shot or stabbed. Baltimore County Police have confirmed they received "the cause and manner of death" rulings from the office of the chief medical examiner in the investigation. « Show less

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  • Parente bought knife at Towson mall

    Some time after checking into the Sheraton hotel in Towson last week, William M. Parente went across the street to the Towson Town Center and bought the knife he used to kill himself.
  • Murder-suicide inquiry turns to father's financial dealings

    One hint that something might have been amiss in William Parente's professional life came from a nondescript law office in a shopping center in Queens. Attorney Bruce Montague, uneasy about an investment he had made through Parente, asked for his money...

    Police describe methodical killings in hotel

    The phone in the Parentes' 10th-floor hotel room rang just before midnight. By then, a mother and two daughters staying there had been beaten and asphyxiated by the man who answered the phone. Not long after taking that call - from a college roommate of...

    Sadly, it's not the economy alone

    It is human - or perhaps just journalistic - nature to think we can explain the inexplicable. We take all the horrifying details that tumble from first one murder-suicide that wipes out an entire family and then unbelievably a second one - the sunny...

    Long Island neighbors bewildered at death of family

    A wreath of bright flowers decorates the front door of the tidy white-brick house on First Street, across from the fairways of the Cherry Valley Club. Occasionally, someone comes by to drop off a bouquet, a note of condolence attached. The inhabitants...