Widow of ex-cop who killed daughters & self gets lump sum

Written By kom nampuldu on Selasa, 03 Maret 2015 | 18.18

A flood of calls from Post readers has helped persuade state officials to give pension benefits to a Westchester woman whose retired-cop husband wanted to leave her destitute after he killed their teen daughters and himself, her lawyer said Monday.

Former White Plains Officer Glen Hochman, 52, had marked the "zero option" when he filed retirement papers weeks before gunning down Alissa, 17, and Deanna, 13, in their sleep on Feb. 21 and shooting himself dead. Eldest daughter Samantha, 22, was away with his wife.

He left a note at their Harrison home that detailed the family finances and warned his wife, Anamarie DiPietro-Hochman, "This should be the last income coming in for a while, so spend it wisely," sources said.

A Post report about Hochman cutting her out of the pension prompted a flurry of phone calls to state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli — and his office found a way to make it right.

They discovered Hochman initially filed papers that included DiPietro-Hochman, 50, before submitting amended paperwork that squeezed her out.

The second filing was not fully processed, so the office honored the first document.

"We are grateful for all the help The Post has given us. They've kept this in the forefront so all issues can be resolved," DiPietro-Hochman, a nursery-school teacher, said in a statement.

She received a call from the Comptroller's Office on Monday delivering the good news.

Glen and Anamarie HochmanPhoto: Facebook

"Under the provisions of state retirement and Social Security law, Mrs. Hochman is entitled to a benefit payment that is currently being processed," Nikki Jones, deputy press secretary for the Comptroller's Office, said in a statement.

The family's lawyer, Warren Roth, said the pension will amount to a lump sum of roughly $300,000, or three years of Hochman's police salary.

Glen Hochman, who killed daughters Alissa and Deanna (front left and center).Photo: Facebook

DiPietro-Hochman's uncle, Emil Giliotti, said the family is thankful The Post "has been leading the charge."

Roth sent Hochman's death certificate to Albany on Monday so the death pension could be processed — and the family hopes to receive the funds within 30 days.

Giliotti said DiPietro-Hochman is "under a severe financial crunch" and struggling to pay off her family's debts.

DiPietro-Hochman, who is selling the family home, owes $25,000 to $30,000 to cover the costs of her daughters' funerals.

"This absolutely has changed the equation," Giliotti said.

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