PM Daily, August 28, 1941
Tragedy in Brooklyn: Mother Kills Three Children and Herself…
Neighbors See Removal Of Mass Murder Victims. At 6:20 yesterday morning, William Morey of 311 20th Street, Brooklyn, yelled for help… Her farewell note read: “We all have syphilis disease. This is the best way out.” Police say she was deluded. The police department fired Morey in 1938 for drinking – he hasn’t kept a job since then.
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New York Daily News, August 28, 1941
Mother Goes Berserk
Kills 3 Children – Wounds 4th Child and Husband
Morey was under suspicion until police found Mrs. Morey’s note reading: “This is the best way out. Don’t touch anything. We’re all diseased.”