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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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  • Fellow Loyola students mourn friend's death

    In the prayer garden next to the Loyola College Chapel, a dozen students who were friends with Stephanie Parente gathered Tuesday to cry, hug and lean on each other as they remembered their classmate who was found dead with her family in a Towson hotel...
  • 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...
  • N.Y. family died on visit to Loyola student

    Stephanie Parente wasn't the kind of student who would blow off a college chemistry exam. The 19-year-old Loyola sophomore and speech pathology major was far too studious for that, her friends said. After she didn't show up for class Monday, college...
  • 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...
  • 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. Baltimore County detectives found a receipt from a mall store for...
  • Cops: Husband Killed Wife, 2 Daughters in Baltimore Hotel

    GARDEN CITY, N.Y. (WPIX) -- Authorities are trying to figure out what caused a Long Island man to snap after he brutally killed his wife and two daughters, before committing suicide at a Baltimore hotel Sunday. William Parente, 59, a real estate attorney...
  • LI Man in Murder-Suicide May Have Run $20 Mil Ponzi Scheme

    GARDEN CITY, N.Y (WPIX) -- A real estate attorney from Garden City who brutally killed his wife and two daughters, before committing suicide at a Baltimore hotel on Sunday, may have been running a $20 million Ponzi scheme, according to authorities....
  • Long Island Family Found Dead in Baltimore Hotel Room

    The Garden City family of four found dead in a Maryland hotel room in what police call a murder-suicide was described by stunned friends Tuesday as "wonderful, beautiful" people. William Parente, 59, his wife, Betty Parente, 58, and their daughters,...
  • Tax Attorney Slaughters Family in Upscale Hotel

    TOWSON, Md. - A tax attorney's investment dealings are being investigated by the FBI after he beat and asphyxiated his wife and daughters in a Maryland hotel room before killing himself, authorities said Wednesday. The bodies were discovered Monday in...