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Woodside murder trial: Daughter accuses father, Pooroushasb Parineh, of mother's murder
San Jose Mercury News ^ | 05/01/2013 | Aaron Kinney

Posted on 05/01/2013 11:47:40 PM PDT by nickcarraway

The daughter of Pooroushasb "Peter" Parineh, a Woodside real estate investor accused of murdering his wife, Parima, told a jury Wednesday that she believes her dad made more than one attempt on Parima's life.

When asked about her mother's suicide attempt on March 16, 2010, about a month before she was found dead of a gunshot to the head, Austiaj Parineh blurted out, "I would say it was the first murder attempt."

The comment was stricken from her official testimony as speculation, but it underscored the alienation of the defendant from his three adult children, who have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against him.

In testimony that was by turns sorrowful and combative, Austiaj Parineh described her father as an angry man prone to belittling Parima and their three children. She cried for a moment when asked to point out her father in court, but otherwise did not have much use for the box of tissues next to her microphone.

The witness testified her father told her after Parima's death on April 13, 2010, that the couple had a suicide pact. She said he also told her he was in the bathroom of their Woodside mansion when he heard two shots, then found Parima mortally wounded and begging for him to finish her off.

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1 posted on 05/01/2013 11:47:40 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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Parima... after the dog food company?

2 posted on 05/01/2013 11:57:09 PM PDT by GeronL (
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