PHOENIX- Eugene Maraventano (DOB 02-22-1949) was sentenced today to 25 years in the Arizona Department of Corrections for two counts of 2nd Degree Murder for killing his wife and adult son in 2013.
On April 6, 2013 Goodyear police were called to the home of Maraventano after he told them he had stabbed and killed both his wife Janet Maraventano and son Bryan Maraventano, and had unsuccessfully tried to take his own life. A note written by Eugene Maraventano was found inside the home wherein he admitted to the murders. He later told investigators he had planned to kill his wife because he feared he had given her a sexually transmitted disease, then after taking her life decided to kill his adult son because he feared his son would not be able to take care of himself.
“While nothing can heal the grief felt by the family and friends of these two victims, today’s result ensures the defendant will spend his remaining days in prison for these senseless acts of violence,” said Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery.
Before trial, Eugene Maraventano was initially found incompetent and was civilly committed for court ordered treatment at the State Hospital. On September 1, 2016 Maraventano was discharged and booked back into the county jail where he was later found competent and where he has remained during his court proceedings.