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August 12, 2013 8:25 am

Israeli Man Shoots 9-Year Old Son, Commits Suicide; Chabad Rabbi Reveals Killer’s Depression

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Rabbi Levi Krinsky, who contacted the suicide victim, here, making a shofar at his congregation in Manchester, NH. Photo: Courtesy of Chabad of New Hampshire.

Rabbi Levi Krinsky, who had counseled the suicide victim, here, making a shofar from a ram's horn, at his congregation in Manchester, NH. Photo: Courtesy of Chabad of New Hampshire.

Washington Post / AP – A New Hampshire software engineer shot his 9-year-old son to death before taking his own life during supervised visitation at a YWCA office, officials said Sunday.

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 around 10 a.m., the attorney general’s office said.

The father sent an email to a friend suggesting he was suicidal before the shootings, said Rabbi Levi Krinsky of Chabad Lubavitch in Manchester. Krinsky said Savyon had been depressed after recently returning from his brother’s funeral in Israel, but he had seen him last week and had no concerns he would harm himself or someone else.

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