Bad Divorce: Man Kills Daughter, Wife's Mom, Self

Man in divorce commits murder-suicide, cops say

By CRISTIAN SALAZAR
|  Saturday, Aug 8, 2009  |  Updated 9:00 AM EDT
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Bad Divorce: Man Kills Daughter, Wife's Mom, Self

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Shojaeifard's wife, Haleh Mohseni, 40, and their daughter, Mandana Shojaeifard, 17, were hospitalized. The teenager later died. The wife was listed in serious condition but was expected to survive, police said.

A man with a shotgun opened fire inside a suburban residence Friday, critically wounding his estranged wife and killing his daughter and mother-in-law before turning the weapon on himself, cops said.
    

Officers responding to afternoon calls of a shooting found Mohamed Shojaeifard, 49, and his mother-in-law, Batool Biraman, 66, of Greenvale, dead from shotgun wounds. The two were found inside a small white house in Roslyn Heights, about 20 miles east of Manhattan, police said.     
Shojaeifard's wife, Haleh Mohseni, 40, and their daughter, Mandana Shojaeifard, 17, were hospitalized. The teenager later died. The wife was listed in serious condition but was expected to survive, police said.
    
Nassau County police said the couple had been separated for 18 months and were getting a divorce. The wife and daughter were renting the home.
    
Neighbors said a violent argument erupted on the front lawn of the house early Friday over an upcoming move, Detective Sgt. Richard Laursen said. A moving truck was parked in front of the house, he said.
    
Neighbors later saw the man come back to the house carrying a sports bag.
    
A shotgun was recovered from the house.

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