Howrey IP Lawyer Dead In Apparent Murder-Suicide

Law360, New York (December 16, 2009, 7:28 PM EST) -- A Howrey LLP intellectual property attorney and her mother and two young children have been found dead in a California home, in what authorities are saying is most likely a murder-suicide and possibly linked to a child custody battle.

A spokesman for the Orange County Sheriff's Department said authorities on Tuesday identified the bodies of senior associate Elizabeth Fontaine, 38, of Howrey’s Houston office; her daughters Catherine, 4, and Julie, 2; and her 67-year-old mother Bonnie Hoult.

Authorities found the family dead on Monday in the...
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