My son Henry was murdered in his sleep by the hands of his father, who was an ex police officer. His father had many guns in his home, and my son was killed while on a scheduled visit with him. The issues also involved emotional abuse on the part of Henry’s father, which falls under domestic abuse.
My son’s father’s behavior was worrying: he was manipulative, emotionally abusive, and he had a history of physical violence. Henry was afraid of his father – but his fear kept him silent. Henry was afraid to let me know because he thought of the consequences he would have to endure from his father if I knew.