Gibson, Maurice Linn
i FATHER THEN HACKS SELF TO TAKE OWN LIFE Kills Children, Wife Is In Another Part of House OCCURS IN MISS OUR I No Reason Given for Slaying. Is Captured. Will Live (By Associated Press) KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 14 — Maurice Gibson of Prnther Hill, Mo., north of Kansas City, killed bis. four children with an axe today while his wife was in another part of the house and then hacked himself with.on axe and later slashed-his wrist. IlV is expected to live. No reason has baen given for the quadruple slaying. -The children are: Maurice • Jr., Marjorie, twins, 7; Hazel 5 and fljlen one and a half. - • • Following the slaying Gibson ' -"'ent to the home of his sister-in-law ai out 100 yards away and hacked bin. self with an axe~and when lat.r a search was made for him he hacked himself with an axe on the wrist. Gibson was brought to the hospital in- an unconscious condition. The twins and Hazal were dead when .found and 'the baby died shortly afterward afterward in a hospital. Gibson, a garage man, lived with' his family in a two story house at Prattler. Hill which is a small summer camp resort. When Mrs.. Gibson -aitose sh e h-iard her husband rummaging about, in tho living room. .Sh e prepared breakfast and not long she heard screams of the baby, Helen. She hurried to the stairway, according to. reports and met be r - husband_ ax e in hand.. At her exclamation 'be seized his* v.-ife and wa s going to' strike her' •'Don't strike me, Maurice," she exclaimed. "He" then ran tout of the houseY" she said. Neighbors had been summoned by the screams of Mrs. Gibson and later he was found at the home c£ his sister-in-law, Mrs. W. H. ' Pratii- er. Mrs. Brather was not at home., Gibson lay. on th e floor, his hand hcaked and apparently lifeless.