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SLAYER OF FOUR MAN WHO KILLED CHILDREN IJIES DANGEROUSLY WOUNDED WOUNDED BY OWN HAND. Kansas City, March 14. — M. Linn Gibson, 34, lay dangerously wounded wounded by his own hand In a hospital tonight, tonight, the slayer of his four little children. Ho killed them—Mar- Jorie, 7. her twin brother, Maurice Lee, Hazel, 5, and Helen, 1>,4 yeans old—with a lather's hatchet, while they slept In tlieir beds early today at the home at Prather Hill, near North Kansas City. Following the tiagedy, Gibson fled to the nearby home of his sister-in-law, sister-in-law, Mrs. Nell Brather, where he attempted to take his own life with the hatchet and later by slashing slashing his wrists. He underwent an operation operation at the hospital, after which physicians said he probably would not live. Told to Quiet Baby. Gibson's wife called to him this morning to quiet the baby. Then going herself to do so, she met her husband on the stairs, the bloody hatchet in his hand. Gibson raised the hatchet, but did not strike. Ho ran to Mrs. Prather's home, where he was found stretched upon the floor bleeding from many wounds in his head and writs. At the hospital Gib.son regained consciousness for a moment, but became violent and was strapped to his bed. Gibson was said ',o have put al) his money in a garage that did not pay. He had brooded much over financial financial troubleB. Hd was characterized characterized by neighbors as a slow thinking, thinking, kindly, home-loving man. The Gibsons lived at the home of Mr. and Mrs. E. V. Prather. Mrs. t'rather's parents, who were visiting visiting last night In Kansas City.

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  1. Joplin Globe,
  2. 15 Mar 1925, Sun,
  3. Page 1

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