Glen Hochman apparently shot his 13- and 17-year-old daughters in the head with a .40-caliber Glock as they slept early Saturday, shot the family's three dogs, then wrote a suicide note in which he said "that the two girls were taken away," says the police chief in Harrison, NY, per the Journal News. Hochman indicated why he had done so, and that "the killings were premeditated," says Anthony Marraccini; he would not elaborate. Hochman also included in the note five or six pages of instructions for his wife, Anamarie DiPietro-Hochman, on what she "needed to do to get things in order for the family." The couple had discussed separating last month, but Hochman had no known mental issues and there was no sign of drug or alcohol use. "The people we have spoken to did not foresee this action coming," says Marraccini.
Hochman's body was found in the garage Saturday afternoon by the boyfriend of 17-year-old Alissa, reports the AP; DiPietro-Hochman, out of town with her 22-year-old daughter and unable to raise her husband or daughters on the phone, had asked him to check the house. Police later found the two girls' bodies inside. "It's difficult, especially when you see two young girls, their lives have been ripped away, brutally murdered. You can't get any rationale for that," said Marraccini. "The act is so incredibly bad."