Children sue father in death of mother in Woodside

Pooroushasb 'Peter' Parineh accused of killing Parima Parineh in April 2010

Three children of former Woodside resident Parima Parineh have initiated a wrongful death lawsuit against their father, Pooroushasb "Peter" Parineh, who is now in jail on charges of having killed their mother.

(Names of children removed.)

The April 11 complaint filed in San Mateo County Superior Court alleges that Pooroushasb Parineh "willfully and maliciously fired two gun shots to the head of Parima" at their Woodside mansion on Fox Hill Drive on April 13, 2010.

The children further allege in the complaint that their mother survived this attack for "some period of time," and that their father acted out of a motive to cash in on life insurance policies that would have paid out with Parineh's death.

Pooroushasb Parineh has been in county jail on a no-bail status on charges of premeditated murder for financial gain since his arrest in Sunnyvale on June 17, 2010, by deputies from the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office. He is the only suspect in the case.

Prosecutors alleged that Pooroushasb Parineh, a real estate investor, had several properties in foreclosure, no liquidity and "enormous debt" at the time of his wife's death.

If Pooroushasb Parineh, who was 64 at the time, is convicted, the apparently planned nature of the crime would make him subject to the death penalty or life in prison without the possibility of parole, according to the state penal code.

Among the damages from the death of their mother are the loss of her love, companionship, comfort, affection, society, solace, income and moral support, Parima Parineh's children say in the complaint.

(Names of children removed.)


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Posted by What's the point?
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Apr 19, 2012 at 11:04 am

If he's deeply in debt, what's the point of suing him?

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Posted by Dan
a resident of Southgate
on Apr 19, 2012 at 4:41 pm

Let's say he's got $10M in assets and $20M in liabilities. He declares bankruptcy and his creditors get paid off at 50%. Now, suppose his kids win the suit and are awarded $20M, half the new total of his liabilities. They collect $5M (1/2 his assets) and his creditors get the rest, now 25% of what they're owed.

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Posted by moi
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 19, 2012 at 8:01 pm

The children: Are they minors?

This is very strange.

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Posted by Answers
a resident of Palo Alto High School
on Apr 19, 2012 at 9:23 pm

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Posted by KarmaBaby
a resident of East Palo Alto
on May 10, 2013 at 2:46 pm

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