Monday, June 2, 2014

New Haven man who saw mom slain as child works to turn life around

By Shahid Abdul-Karim
Register Staff

NEW HAVEN >> Larry Davis watched as his mother, Nakia Arrington, was strangled to death.
He was 4 at the time.
Moments later, Davis witnessed his mother’s killer, Kevin Jackson, hang himself from a beam in their home’s garage.
Eighteen years later, Davis, 22, is still haunted by the traumatic scene, which he describes as setting him on “a rocky road to normalcy.”
That road thus far has been paved with pitfalls of addiction and stained by internal anger.
But with help from city support services, Davis has acquired a resilient spirit.

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