Sad to report.
A bank executive from London shot his wife dead before turning the gun on himself in a tragic murder-suicide, police said Thursday.
The London Evening Standard reports that father-of-three Julian Knott, 45, an executive director for JP Morgan, shot 47-year-old Alita repeatedly before taking his own life with the same weapon.
Knott worked in the City for almost 20 years before moving to the US after being made executive director of the bank’s global network centre in December 2012. He was found dead alongside his wife in their New Jersey home on Sunday.
Their tragic deaths are the latest to rock the bank after a number of recent deaths.
Gabriel Magee, 39, an IT VP at JP Morgan, fell to his death from the roof of the bank’s 33-storey office in Canary Wharf in January.
Less than a week later Ryan Crane, 37, died at his home in Stamford, Connecticut. Since 2005, Crane had been the executive director of global program trading at JPMorgan in New York.
Also in February a 33-year-old support staff employee at JP Morgan fell to his death from the top of the bank's Asia headquarters in Hong Kong.
In March, Kenneth Bellando, who used to be an investment-banking analyst at JPMorgan in New York and was then working at Levy Capital Partners LLC, was found dead outside his apartment on Manhattan's East Side after reportedly jumping from the sixth floor of the building.
Knott’s relatives in the UK said they were still waiting for information about the tragedy as initial police investigations ruled the deaths were the result of a murder-suicide.
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