New evidence has come to light regarding the Staten Island mom and her three children who were killed in a suspicious murder-suicide last week. Police investigators had originally thought that the oldest child, 14-year-old C.J. Jones, might have set a deadly blaze that killed his mother and toddler brother. The youth was then suspected of slashing the throats of two family members, then his own.
But now, the focus of the ongoing police investigation has shifted to the Mother.
Investigators found a penned note among the rubble, which read, "Am sorry."
"We believe that the badly charred note and a diary found in the wreckage of the fire were written by the same person - the Mother," top NYPD spokesman Paul Browne told the New York Daily News on Sunday.
The children's father, Earlston Raymond, 39, who lives in Kingston, Jamaica, told the Daily News, "If anybody set fire to that house and killed those children, it's their mother. She's got a high temper." Raymond also mentioned that C.J. had been under a lot of pressure to help raise his three younger siblings.