Danbury homicides present psychological well being companies ‘disaster’

DANBURY — An area mom killing her three youngsters earlier than taking her personal life has shaken the group previously week and is elevating consciousness to a possible “stigma” round psychological well being therapy within the immigrant group.

Danbury police mentioned Sonia Loja, 36, killed her three youngsters July 27 earlier than killing herself. The Workplace of the Chief Medical Examiner confirmed the youngsters — Junior Panjon, 12, Joselyn Panjon, 10, and Jonael Panjon, 5 — died by strangulation and Loja died by hanging.

At a vigil at his dwelling Saturday, Pedro Panjon mentioned his spouse was distraught over the lack of revenue after she was ordered in June to shut her unlicensed day care enterprise. Panjon mentioned his spouse was unable to get a day care license as a result of the household is undocumented.

Danbury resident Emanuela Palmares, an activist within the immigrant group and vice chairman of the nonprofit New American Dream Basis, mentioned the tragedy underscores the necessity to increase consciousness to the psychological well being therapy assets obtainable locally.

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