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GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) - A man charged
with fatally stabbing his wife and adult son in their suburban Phoenix home told investigators he carried
out the killings out of a fear he had given his wife HIV from prostitutes he
used to frequent and out of concern about what would become of his jobless son
Investigators said in court records
that Eugene Maraventano, 64, believed his wife, Janet Maraventano, 63, was ill
and feared she might test positive for cancer or a disease he had given her
from prostitutes he slept with when he worked for a rail line in New York.
Eugene Maraventano, who planned to
kill himself after killing his wife, wondered what would become of his son,
Bryan Maraventano, 27, after his suicide, explaining that his son played video
games all day and had no girlfriend or job, according to a court record filed
by police. Bryan Maraventano lived with his parents.
Eugene Maraventano made several
unsuccessful suicide attempts after the killings and called authorities
Saturday to say he had carried out the stabbing deaths a few days earlier,
"I killed my wife and I killed
my son," the police document quotes Maraventano as telling a dispatcher.
Maraventano acknowledged to getting
a 14-inch knife from the kitchen of his two-story stucco home in Goodyear,
going into the upstairs master bedroom where he stabbed his sleeping wife twice
and then attacking his son after he answered a knock his bedroom door,
according to the police record. The knife was found on the night stand in the
Maraventano was treated at a
hospital for injuries he suffered during his suicide attempts and is now in
jail on a $2 million bond.
It's unclear whether Maraventano has
an attorney or whether Janet Maraventano had any ailments that her husband said
he was worried about.
Maraventano told investigators that
he and his wife hadn't been fighting the night of the killing.
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Tuesday, September 2 2014 10:07 AM EDT2014-09-02 14:07:52 GMT
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