Israeli-born man, upset over custody, shoots dead son, himself in US
MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (AP) - An Israeli-born software engineer who shot his nine-year-old son to death before killing himself in the United States was upset over custody arrangements and had warned his wife that he would kill either her or himself and the boy, court documents say.
The shootings occurred during supervised visitation with the boy on Sunday. A supervisor was present when Muni Savyon, 54, took out a handgun and shot nine-year-old Joshua Savyon before shooting himself, the New Hampshire attorney-general's office said.
The father had sent an e-mail message to a friend suggesting he was suicidal before the shootings, said Rabbi Levi Krinsky of Chabad Lubavitch in Manchester.
Rabbi Krinsky said Savyon had been depressed after recently returning from his brother's funeral in Israel, but he saw him last week and had no concerns he would harm himself or someone else.