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Harrison Mayor Offers His Thoughts, Prayers To Family Of Slain Girls

Alissa and Deanna Hochman
Alissa and Deanna Hochman Photo Credit: File

HARRISON, N.Y. – Harrison Mayor Ron Belmont extended his condolences to both the Hochman and DiPietro families in the wake of the tragic deaths of 17-year-old Alissa Hochman and 13-year-old Deanna Hochman.

"It is with great sorrow that I extend this expression of sympathy and compassion to my fellow community members and all who have been affected by the recent, tragic loss of Alissa and Deanna Hochman," said Belmont."The girls were cherished by their family, friends and teachers and by the Town/ Village of Harrison.

"I encourage all those who knew and loved Alissa and Deanna to draw strength from the sense of unity we have here in town. In this very difficult time, I hope that we can celebrate their lives and remember, with fondness, the impact they had on us all. My thoughts and prayers go out to both the Hochman and DiPietro families."

Both girls were shot and killed by their father, 52-year-old Glen Hochman, a retired White Plains police officer, in their Harrison home on Saturday. He then shot and killed himself.

The girls were survived by their mother, Anamarie DiPietro Hochman; their 22-year-old sister, Samantha; and grandmother, Barbara DiPietro.

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