Police: E. Northport Man Kills St. James Ex, Self

Parents of 13-month-old baby found dead in separate homes Monday, police say.

UPDATED: 8:35 p.m. – An East Northport man killed his ex-girlfriend and mother of his child on Monday, before taking his own life in an apparent murder-suicide, police said.

Authorities said James Schultz, 31, picked up his 13-month-old child from the house of Katherine Farrell, 23, of 3 Hill Road in St. James early Monday morning. That's when police said Schultz stabbed the baby's mother to death.

Police said they responded a 911 call at 8:59 a.m. at 7 Loret Lane in East Northport, where Schultz lived with his parents. According to police, Schultz had left the baby in another room before going to another part of the house and shooting himself. The child was not harmed.

Police said that when they tried to notify the child's mother later in the day, they found she had not gone to work. Officers then went to Farrell's house, where they found her dead.

Child Protective Services was called and police said they are still investigating.

Richard Currao March 13, 2012 at 12:29 AM
He killed her then did himself in? That poor baby. You need a license to fish, but any Jag-off can be a parent.
Cathy March 13, 2012 at 10:31 AM
Sad, so much heartache for so many.
WOODY11780 March 13, 2012 at 11:51 AM
The Brock March 13, 2012 at 12:48 PM
I never understand murder/suicide. Just do yourself in if you're that weak and let the living be. Now that poor child is left without any parents. So sad. I will say extra prayers.
Luann Reifert March 13, 2012 at 07:25 PM
So Sad. She was such a sweet girl.
sandra lee chiarella March 13, 2012 at 09:14 PM
Katie & I worked together at sjhcc what a wondderful young girl. I feel blessed to have known her . katie you are in gods hands now you are safe , we will all miss your smile love sande
Jean Marie March 17, 2012 at 01:34 PM
So tragic and unnecessary...
Katie Farrell Fund March 20, 2012 at 04:38 AM
The family of Katie Farrell has two wishes. That her own story, in her own words, be spread to as many people as possible, and that her innocent son can get the education Katie dreamed of. Visit this site to make both of these wishes come true: www.katiefarrellfund.com. Thank you.
Michael Rosenberg March 20, 2012 at 07:30 PM
There are no words that can express the sorrow felt. I never had the pleasure to meet her, but i know her Mother and I am lost for any words of comfort that i can give. Clare, be strong for your grandson, he will need you now. Michael
EVitale March 21, 2012 at 04:10 PM
My heart goes out to the child. Such a sad story.
SusiQ March 23, 2012 at 10:33 PM
Dear Lou and Family, We just learned of this devastating news. Our prayers are with you, Tyler, and your family. -Your friends from St. Pat's
april April 07, 2012 at 11:37 PM
Katie was a sweet likeable young Lady! She will miss missed by many! May God help her family and friends through this loss. Sincerly with love April Castronovo
rita brittingham April 12, 2012 at 11:18 PM
he belongs with his grandmother claire


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