Murder Shakes East Hampton

by Stanely Stuyvesant · August 20, 2008

stockelA millionaire New Jersey husband and wife were found shot in their East Hampton summer home, and Suffolk County authorities are investigating it as a murder-suicide.

Police said Lester Stockel, founder of a credit card-receipt processing business, shot his wife Georgiana before shooting himself early Monday. Authorities responding to 911 calls from the residence found the couple in a bedroom. He was declared dead at the scene; she died later at a hospital.

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