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Authorities Say Retired New York Officer Premeditatedly Murdered Daughters, Planned to Impoverish Wife

February 27, 2015  | 

Glen Hochman, who killed daughters Alissa and Deanna (front left and center), omitted wife Anamarie (rear) as his pension beneficiary before committing suicide, depriving her and daughter Samantha (far right). (Photo: Facebook)
Glen Hochman, who killed daughters Alissa and Deanna (front left and center), omitted wife Anamarie (rear) as his pension beneficiary before committing suicide, depriving her and daughter Samantha (far right). (Photo: Facebook)

Harrison, N.Y., authorities say the recently retired White Plains police officer who killed his two sleeping daughters, himself and three dogs last weekend left a five- to six-page note behind "indicating the killings were premeditated."

The girls – Alissa, 18, and Deanna, 13 – apparently had both already been fatally shot in the head in their rooms when Hochman wrote the note sometime after 2 a.m. Saturday.

Friday the New York Post reported that Hochman, 52, intentionally planned to impoverish his wife and surviving daughter by cutting them out of his pension benefits before he murdered his other daughters and then turned the gun on himself.

Glen Hochman, who spent 22 years as a While Plains officer, filed retirement papers on Jan. 30 — about three weeks before the bloodbath — that intentionally left them out, sources said.

“It’s the most selfish final insult,” a family friend told the Post. “It’s reckless and insulting for any man to leave his family high and dry like that, by choosing the zero option on their pension.

“But for him to do that and then kill his children, that’s pure evil. He effectively stole the future away from the family he left behind.”

Hochman's suicide note reportedly included taunts to his wife, Anamarie, 50, warning her to be financially responsible — even though he knew she would be broke.

Sources said Anamarie — who wanted a separation — may be able to challenge the retirement papers, but that won’t solve her immediate financial problems for her and daughter Samantha.

Comments (4)

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kevCopAz @ 2/28/2015 10:03 AM

I agree, how sick, hatful and depraved. Evil describes him well and I hope there is a special place in hell for him. God rest the souls of his 2 daughters.

Tony Hansley @ 3/1/2015 3:17 PM

Words do not describe this selfish hateful a**wipe. A man who has that much hate for his wife to not give her a thing financially but to top that off kill your own kids how sick. Then being a coward as he was take your life what a stupid
jackoff worthless piece of human and that I use that label with reservations. So your wife leaves you jerk well you still have your kids to look forward to. There is a reason why she was leaving maybe seen something not right with this guy all along what a shame.

Leonard Mather @ 3/1/2015 7:30 PM

Speaking as a Forensic Psychologist, I see this event as a clear cause for funding a position of Forensic Psychologist to offer services to an unspecified number of Police Departments so that Counseling Services are available on a referral basis. Police Chiefs and/or others with knowledge of need would make the referral. This is a clear case for the need of intervention. The key is selecting the right kind of Psychologist. I will be the first to admit that not all psychologists would be able to do the job in this field. Hint: hire one that has a CCP.

Sgt. Mike @ 3/4/2015 2:21 PM

Clearly there was a lot going on in their relationship that's not in this new report. But, for a man, we might assume was an honorable officer, to take such a drastic and unhinged action against 2 of his own children and then to leave in such a cowardly way, is beyond description.

What grief, what shame.

I hope the girls R.I.P. and the rest of the family are able, in time, to rebuild their lives.

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