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Revenge cited as motive in NJ doctor killing

Revenge over alleged dismissal from medical residency cited as motive in NJ doctor killing By The Associated Press

VOORHEES, N.J. (AP) ' A New Jersey doctor who fatally shot his former colleague and then himself apparently believed his victim was responsible for his alleged dismissal from their medical residency program.

The mother of Giocondo Navek's longtime girlfriend tells The Associated Press that Navek blamed Dr. Payman Houshmandpour (PAY'-mahn hoosh-MAND'-poor) for what she says was his dismissal from the program at Virtua health system.

Forogh Mozaffari says her daughter recently broke up with Navek.

Authorities say Navek fatally shot Houshmandpour on Wednesday outside his home in Voorhees, N.J. Police say Navek killed himself when police stopped his car nearby.

The 32-year-old Houshmandpour was a resident at Virtua. Navek left the program a year-and-a-half ago. Virtua wouldn't comment on the reason.

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