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Dr. Victoria Vovchik kills self, stabs daughter in New City

Seven-year-old Ava Sangavaram was stabbed by her mother,

Seven-year-old Ava Sangavaram was stabbed by her mother, Dr. Victoria Vovchik, 45, who then killed herself at her home in New City in an attempted murder-suicide on Feb. 28, 2013, authorities say.

Dr. Victoria Vovchik stabbed her daughter, Ava Sangavarum, before killing herself in New City on Thursday, authorities said. Police and paramedics responded to the scene. (Feb. 28, 2013)

Seven-year-old Ava Sangavaram was stabbed by her mother,

Seven-year-old Ava Sangavaram was stabbed by her mother, Dr. Victoria Vovchik, 45, who then killed herself at her home in New City in an attempted murder-suicide on Feb. 28, 2013, authorities say.

Westchester County executive Rob Astorino speaks during
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Westchester County executive Rob Astorino speaks during "Ask Astorino" in Somers. Astorino has been traveling to different communities within Westchester and providing information to the public, in a townhall style, regarding happenings within the County. (Feb. 27, 2013)

Westchester County executive Rob Astorino speaks during
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Westchester County executive Rob Astorino speaks during "Ask Astorino" in Somers. Astorino has been traveling to different communities within Westchester and providing information to the public, in a townhall style, regarding happenings within the County. (Feb. 27, 2013)

Law enforcement responds to a reported stabbing and
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Law enforcement responds to a reported stabbing and possible suicide at 6 Quarry Dr. in New City. (Feb. 28, 2013)

A covered body on a stretcher is removed
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A covered body on a stretcher is removed from 6 Quarry Dr. in New City. (Feb. 28, 2013)

A covered body on a stretcher is removed
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A covered body on a stretcher is removed from 6 Quarry Dr. in New City. (Feb. 28, 2013)

Sgt. Jo Anne Frattianni speaks during a press
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Sgt. Jo Anne Frattianni speaks during a press conference about an apparent stabbing and suicide on Quarry Drive at the police headquarters in New City. (Feb. 28, 2013)

A Clarkstown police officer walks around interviewing neighbors
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A Clarkstown police officer walks around interviewing neighbors as law enforcement responds to a reported stabbing and possible suicide at 6 Quarry Dr. in New City. (Feb. 28, 2013)

A Clarkstown police officer responds to a reported
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A Clarkstown police officer responds to a reported stabbing and possible suicide at 6 Quarry Dr. in New City. (Feb. 28, 2013)

A woman who did not give her name
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A woman who did not give her name but said she lives at 5 Quarry Dr. arrives home to see Clarkstown police officers responding to a reported stabbing and possible suicide at 6 Quarry Dr. in New City. Allegedly a mother stabbed her 7-year-old daughter multiple times before slitting her own throat. The mother was found dead; the daughter taken to Westchester Medical Center. (Feb. 28, 2013)

Neighbor Larry Furspan is questioned by a Clarkstown
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Neighbor Larry Furspan is questioned by a Clarkstown police officer as law enforcement responds to a reported stabbing and possible suicide at 6 Quarry Dr. in New City. (Feb. 28, 2013)

A woman who did not give her name
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A woman who did not give her name but said she lives at 5 Quarry Dr. arrives home to see Clarkstown police officers responding to a reported stabbing and possible suicide at 6 Quarry Dr. in New City. Allegedly a mother stabbed her 7-year-old daughter multiple times before slitting her own throat. The mother was found dead; the daughter taken to Westchester Medical Center. (Feb. 28, 2013)

A Clarkstown police officer questions neighbors at 37
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A Clarkstown police officer questions neighbors at 37 Roberts Dr. as law enforcement responds to a reported stabbing and possible suicide at 6 Quarry Dr. in New City. (Feb. 28, 2013)

A woman who did not give her name
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A woman who did not give her name but said she lives at 5 Quarry Dr. arrives home to see Clarkstown police officers responding to a reported stabbing and possible suicide at 6 Quarry Dr. in New City. Allegedly a mother stabbed her 7-year-old daughter multiple times before slitting her own throat. The mother was found dead; the daughter taken to Westchester Medical Center. (Feb. 28, 2013)

A Clarkstown police officer asks a school bays
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A Clarkstown police officer asks a school bays to turn around where Quarry Drive is blocked by law enforcement as police investigate an alleged attempted murder suicide at 6 Quarry Dr. in New City. (Feb. 28, 2013)

A Clarkstown police officer walks down Quarry Drive
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A Clarkstown police officer walks down Quarry Drive in New City where a crime scene unit truck is seen on the back left as police officers investigate a reported stabbing and possible suicide at 6 Quarry Dr. in New City. (Feb. 28, 2013)

Neighbor Larry Furspan is questioned by a Clarkstown
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Neighbor Larry Furspan is questioned by a Clarkstown police officer as law enforcement responds to a reported stabbing and possible suicide at 6 Quarry Dr. in New City. (Feb. 28, 2013)

News media films a Clarkstown police officer as
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News media films a Clarkstown police officer as law enforcement responds to a reported stabbing and possible suicide at 6 Quarry Dr. in New City. (Feb. 28, 2013)

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