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Offline flowers

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NYPD: Father throws son, himself off building
« on: December 23, 2013, 02:52:10 PM »
http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/nypd-father-throws-son-himself-building

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NEW YORK (AP) — A father threw his young child off the roof of a 52-story Manhattan apartment building in a murder-suicide on the first day he was allowed to be alone with the boy amid an ugly custody battle with the mother, police officials said Friday.

"There was a history of domestic turmoil," Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly told reporters.

Dmitriy Kanarikov picked up his 3-year-old son at 10 a.m. Sunday at a Manhattan police precinct — a neutral site negotiated in advance by the parents — to spend time with him for the first time "outside of some sort of institutional setting," Kelly said.

"He picked up the son and we all know now tragically he went to a building. ... (and) took the son to the roof," the commissioner said. "All indications are he threw him off and that's when he jumped himself."

A friend of Kanarikov had once lived in the building, located a short distance away from Columbus Circle and Lincoln Center. Investigators recovered a security video showing the father and son entering without being stopped by the doorman, and located Kanarikov's Lexus parked outside.

Officers responding to an emergency call reporting two jumpers from the building on the Upper West Side around noon Sunday found Kanarikov, 35, of Brooklyn, and the boy on the lower rooftops of two separate nearby buildings.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene and his son, Kirill Kanarikov, was pronounced dead at a hospital, police said. A witness said the boy was wearing Christmas pajamas.

The motive behind the tragedy remained murky on Monday. Kelly said there was no note found, and that there were no threats in the hours beforehand.

Kanarikov and his wife married in 2009 and lived in Brooklyn, where there son was born a year later. They separated last year, and the mother and son moved to New Jersey and got an order of protection.

Investigators have no evidence the father ever threatened to harm his son. However, at one point, he had told his wife that "unless she signed over the house to him and some undisclosed property, he was going to take the child," Kelly said.


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Re: NYPD: Father throws son, himself off building
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2013, 02:56:31 PM »
Dmitriy Kanarikov Kills Himself, Son in Fall From New York City Tower

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2013/12/23/dmitriy-kanarikov-kills-himself-son-in-fall-from-new-york-city-tower.html

Dad throws 3-year-old son, then himself, to their deaths from roof of Manhattan high-rise

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/man-dies-jumping-midtown-building-3-year-old-article-1.1555670

Three-year-old son whose father threw him off tower block was wearing his Christmas pajamas: Tragedy after dad lost custody to mother

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2527996/Holiday-horror-man-35-three-year-old-boy-leap-death-Manhattan-high-rise.html
« Last Edit: December 23, 2013, 03:01:08 PM by flowers »


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Re: NYPD: Father throws son, himself off building
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2013, 06:25:13 PM »
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The motive behind the tragedy remained murky on Monday. Kelly said there was no note found, and that there were no threats in the hours beforehand.

Kanarikov and his wife married in 2009 and lived in Brooklyn, where there son was born a year later. They separated last year, and the mother and son moved to New Jersey and got an order of protection.
Broken marriage, apparent custody issues (according to the NY Post, also in this story). The "motive" is anger (or perhaps I should say revenge against a wife with whom he was angry), I'd guess.
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Dmitriy Kanarikov was so overcome after his estranged wife refused to sign a divorce-related document that he took their only son to a Manhattan rooftop and tossed him nearly 50 stories before making his own fatal leap, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said Monday.

« Last Edit: December 23, 2013, 06:34:48 PM by mountaineer »
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