The stabbing of New York girl Ava Sangavaram and her mother’s suicide strangely mirror the actions of the child’s aunt 18 years ago, according to Iohud.com.
In June 1995, Ava’s aunt, Ellen Dorso, 31, shot her son, Alex, and then turned the gun on herself.
On Thursday, Ava’s mother, Victoria Vovchik, stabbed the young girl and then slit her own throat.
Ava’s father, Dr. Kristappa Sangavaram, discovered his wife and daughter in the family’s upscale New City home after he received a call from Ava’s schools saying she was absent.
Clarkstown Det. Lt. Charles Delo said that despite the similarities in the attacks, the actions of Ava’s aunt had no bearing on the police investigation “other than that it shows a history in the family,” reports Iohud.com.
The website notes Ava is in stable condition at Westchester Medical Center. Family attorney, Barry Cocoziello, told the website that one stab wound “missed her heart by a millimeter.”
He added, “It’s a miracle, it really is.”
Police confirmed that not long before she attacked her daughter and killed herself, Victoria made a number of phone calls and sent several text messages indicating she wanted to hurt herself. But, it is unclear whether she threatened to hurt Ava.