Father Kills Son, Self During Supervised Visitation
Muni Savyon, 54, was at New Hampshire YWCA office with son, 9
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 12, 2013 10:53 AM CDT
Police assemble outside the YWCA Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013 in Manchester, NH.   (Nick Spinetto)

(Newser) – An Israeli-born software engineer shot his 9-year-old son to death before taking his own life during supervised visitation at a New Hampshire YWCA office, officials say. An adult supervisor was present when Muni Savyon, 54, of Manchester, took out a handgun and shot 9-year-old Joshua Savyon of Amherst before shooting himself yesterday morning. The father sent an email before the shootings to a friend suggesting he was suicidal, says a rabbi.

Savyon and the boy's mother shared custody of the boy after parting ways years ago, according to the rabbi, who adds that Savyon had been depressed after recently returning from his brother's funeral in Israel. Law enforcement officials said the relationship between Sayvon and the boy's mother had been contentious at times and Muni Savyon had previously threatened to kill himself, his son's mother, and their son.

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crafter67
Aug 13, 2013 12:26 PM CDT
Time to figure out how and where this kind of guy gets a gun - straw purchase, gun show, steals it from a relative - and start looking into ways to better prevent that. RIP kid - you didn't deserve that.
People_Suck
Aug 13, 2013 10:31 AM CDT
A friend of mine killed his wife, baby son and himself after his wife told him she wanted a divorce. It's hard to explain the multitude of emotions you go through when something like this happens.
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Aug 13, 2013 4:04 AM CDT
Not a problem. 'Mom' will just find another sperm donor and start a new 'family'. Hopefully this time she pick emasculated twit that will only shoot him self. You know, right after donating sperm.