MANCHESTER, N.H. (WHDH) — A family tragedy in Manchester, New Hampshire is now raising questions about the warning signs of domestic violence.
A memorial was placed in front of the Manchester YWCA for nine-year-old Joshua Sayvon. He was shot to death during a supervised visit with his father, 54-year-old Muni Sayvon, before Muni Sayvon turned the gun on himself.
A co-worker said the counselor had to watch the horrific murder-suicide.
“He witnessed a child homicide. He’s doing as you would expect any caring individual who had dedicated their professional life to keeping children safe. That’s how he’s doing,” said Monica Zulauf, the president and CEO of YWCA New Hampshire.
There was a restraining order against Sayvon after he made death threats against his wife and child. Some are now wondering why supervised visitation was allowed at all and why it was endorsed by the court system.