Monday, July 26, 2010

Mother may have been responsible for murder-suicide

After days of suspecting 14-year-old C.J. Raymond of setting the blaze that killed his family after slitting his sister's throats investigators are now saying it may have been the mother who committed the horrendous murder-suicide.

“If you’re going to kill your whole family, who’s the first person you would kill?" a veteran law enforcement official told the AP. "You’d kill the adult, who could stop you.”

Evidence has also surfaced which shows both the mother, Leisa Jones, and her son had ingested some type of drug before the blaze.

In addition, NYPD officials confirmed that Leisa Jones was the one who penned the charred suicide note in which only "am sorry" could only be deciphered. Originally the 14-year-old Raymond was thought to have written it.

"We believe that the badly charred note and diary found in the wreckage of the fire were written by the same person - the mother," NYPD spokesman Paul Browne told the Daily News.

Three other siblings Brittney, 10, Melonie, 7, and Jermaine Sinclair, 2, all died in the blaze.

More information will come to light as the investigation concludes but this has to be one of the saddest, most demented crimes in Staten Island history.

1 comment:

  1. Are the SILive commentators blaming Obama or Mexican immigrants for this?