Wife Reported Verbal Dispute with Husband Before He Fatally Shot Two of Their Daughters
Anamarie Hochman reported a verbal dispute with her husband just one day before he fatally shot himself and his two teenage daughters
New details continue to emerge after Glen Hochman killed his two teenage daughters in Harrison, New York, on Saturday before turning the gun on himself.
Hochman’s wife, Anamarie, was at the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut with their oldest daughter, Samantha, 22, when the deaths occurred, according to a press release obtained by PEOPLE.
When the boyfriend of one of the daughters, Alissa Hochman, couldn’t get in touch with anyone at the house, Anamarie gave him the garage passcode and asked him to check in on them.
When he walked in, he saw Hochman’s dead body in the garage.
Alissa, 17, and her sister Deanna Hochman, 13, were also found dead in their own beds from single gunshot wounds in their heads.
Glen had worked for 22 years at the White Plains Police Department before retiring recently, according to the Associated Press.
Last year, he won the department’s life-saving award for keeping an unresponsive man alive until paramedics arrived.
Only one day before the tragedy occurred, Anamarie went to the Harrison Police headquarters to report that she and her husband had a verbal dispute on Thursday over an $80 cell phone bill.
Although she didn’t report any threats of physical violence, she wanted to document the incident.
In the midst of the ongoing investigation, it was revealed that last month the couple had discussed the possibility of separating due to marital issues.
There was no indication to people who knew Hochman personally and professionally that he ever could have done this, according to the press release. A suicide note was found at the house, indicting that the killings were premeditated by Glen, as well as a .40 caliber Glock handgun that was found in his hand.
An autopsy revealed that the single gunshot wounds to Alissa and Deanna were fatal and there were no signs of a struggle. They died in their sleep.
Alissa would post photographs with her boyfriend on Facebook, and just last November shared a photo of them at a New York Rangers game.
Anamarie would also share photographs of her family.
Neighbor Dante Garritano, 52, went outside when he saw ambulances and police cars on Saturday.
“I walked out and I heard a woman crying, screaming, on her phone, ‘My God, they’re dead. He killed himself,’ ” Garritano said.