Eugene Maraventano killed wife over HIV fear - police

Eugene Maraventano killed wife over HIV fear, according to police. CBS 5 News reports that the 64-year-old Arizona man was charged with two counts of first-degree murder for stabbing his 63-year-old wife Janet and 27-year-old son Bryan to death.

Eugene Maraventano
Eugene Maraventano admitted he killed wife over HIV fear
Investigators said Eugene on Saturday notified police about what he had done, four days after the killings.

“I killed my wife and I killed my son,” a police report quotes the alleged killer as telling a 911 dispatcher.

Police documents, reports said, revealed that Eugene committed the murders for fear that he had infected his wife with HIV from prostitutes he used to sleep with and out of concern about what will happen to his dependent and jobless son, whom he said plays video games all day and has no girlfriend, after he kills himself.

Eugene reportedly acknowledged that he grabbed a 14-inch knife from the kitchen, stabbed his sleeping wife and afterwards went to his son’s room and cut his throat.

He attempted to take his own life by cutting his wrists and putting a plastic bag around his head.

Eugene, reports said, is now in jail on a $2 million bond.