Mom of tot thrown from NYC building heartbroken - KALB-TV News Channel 5 & CBS 2

Mom of tot thrown from NYC building heartbroken

Posted: Updated:
(AP Photo/David Torres). A high-rise apartment building, upper left, is seen after the New York Police Department said a 35-year-old man and a 3-year-old child died after plummeting from the building in New York on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013. (AP Photo/David Torres). A high-rise apartment building, upper left, is seen after the New York Police Department said a 35-year-old man and a 3-year-old child died after plummeting from the building in New York on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013.
(AP Photo/David Torres). People walk near the entrance to a high-rise apartment building after the New York Police Department said a 35-year-old man and a 3-year-old child died after plummeting from the building in New York. (AP Photo/David Torres). People walk near the entrance to a high-rise apartment building after the New York Police Department said a 35-year-old man and a 3-year-old child died after plummeting from the building in New York.
(AP Photo/Julie Walker) (AP Photo/Julie Walker)

NEW YORK (AP) - The mother of a 3-year-old thrown to his death from a 52-story apartment building said the father killed the boy - and then himself - out of spite.

Svetlana Kanarikov said in a statement that she had been nervous about her son's visits with his father, and she initially wanted them to be supervised. But she relented after a Dec. 5 court appearance.

"The father never did anything violent against the child before," Kanarikov said of the two previous visits in a statement issued Monday night through a lawyer. "Both times, Kirill was happy after seeing his dad. Skype calls were also going well."

But police said 35-year-old Dmitriy Kanarikov threw the child from the rooftop of the building before jumping to his own death Sunday.

He had picked up Kirill 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 unsupervised.

The couple had been married four years and separated in August, and Svetlana Kanarikov said she had taken action after a domestic violence incident. Their split was acrimonious. She left their Brooklyn apartment and moved in with her family in Fair Lawn, N.J., enrolling her son in school. In addition to Kirill, Dmitriy Kanarikov had wanted their house and other property, too, Svetlana Kanarikov said.

"He said he would take the child away and I will 'shoot myself from grief,'" she said. "This was his sick way to take Kirill away from me."

She said he had told his parents that he was taking the child to Grand Central Station but instead went to the building on the Upper West Side and killed himself and the child.

Officers responding to an emergency call reporting two jumpers from the building near Columbus Circle and Lincoln Center found Kanarikov 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.

"Kirill was a very sweet, wonderful child, who was loved very much," his mother said. "He will forever live on in my heart."

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • U.S. carries out airstrikes against Isis in Northern Iraq

    U.S. carries out airstrikes against Isis in Northern Iraq

    Sunday, August 31 2014 10:14 PM EDT2014-09-01 02:14:05 GMT
    WASHINGTON D.C. (AP) - The U.S. military says it has carried out two more airstrikes against Islamic State fighters in northern Iraq.More >>
    WASHINGTON D.C. (AP) - The U.S. military says it has carried out two more airstrikes against Islamic State fighters in northern Iraq.
    More >>
  • Judge blocks new restrictive abortion law

    Judge blocks new restrictive abortion law

    Sunday, August 31 2014 10:06 PM EDT2014-09-01 02:06:43 GMT
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A federal judge has temporarily blocked enforcement of Louisiana's restrictive new abortion law.More >>
    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A federal judge has temporarily blocked enforcement of Louisiana's restrictive new abortion law.More >>
  • Major Time, UVcast & Allergycast

    Monday's Outdoor Planner

    Monday's Outdoor Planner

    Monday, September 1 2014 7:14 AM EDT2014-09-01 11:14:22 GMT
    Here is Monday's Outdoor Planner UVcast for Central Louisiana.The best time for Outdoor Activities (Major Time) is 6:00-8:00am and we will give it an "C".Expect to start off with Patchy AM Fog, fair to partly cloudy skies that will be increasing, afternoon rain chances will be on the board with a muggy feel. These conditions will continue with temps climbing into the 90s through the day and becoming Hot Humid, after Noon. There will be a chance for scattered rain through the afternoon that ...More >>
    Here is Monday's Outdoor Planner UVcast for Central Louisiana.The best time for Outdoor Activities (Major Time) is 6:00-8:00am and we will give it an "C".Expect to start off with Patchy AM Fog, fair to partly cloudy skies that will be increasing, afternoon rain chances will be on the board with a muggy feel. These conditions will continue with temps climbing into the 90s through the day and becoming Hot Humid, after Noon. There will be a chance for scattered rain through the afternoon that ...More >>
Powered by WorldNow
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KALB. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.