Gibson, Maurice Linn

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Gibson, Maurice Linn - Maurice I.. Gilwon, Prather Hill, Mo.. DCUen-...
Maurice I.. Gilwon, Prather Hill, Mo.. DCUen- Tries to Take . Owit) ; ljlfe. NO MOTIVE/IS KNOWN Twins 7 Tear» Old and á Baby "Were Stiíiék as Sleptflri Bed. They Kansas City?; "March 14.-rMau- ;c,e'I,. Gibson"" of Prather Hill, Mo.,' near Nortlf Kansas City killed his four chlldrefn : -wlth an axiarly today while hli : wife was in another another part of thejhouse and then hacked himself'- with the 'ax and later slashed ils wrist. He is.ex- pected to Hve.i= ; No reason has been assigned -iorv-tKo' quadruple killing. killing. ' -."•''"•' . The children : were Maurice, jr., and ' Marjorie;:twins,; 7 years' old; Hazel,; 5, and i: Helen, one and a half years old.' FolIpwlnff'Hh.e slaying Gibson ran to the-home o£ his sister-lu- law, a hundred yards away, where he hacked himself with the ax. Later wb-eníisearch was being made ; for him; he" went to- anoth- •er part of ths: house .'and i slashed his. .wrist. "•"'''. ].•"''• - : ; .. Gibson-was ibrought 'to. ¿hospital ¿hospital here in an unconscious condition. condition. The twins and Hazel were dead when found and. the baby died on. the way to the hospital. Gibson, a;., garage man, lived with, his family in a 2-story house at Frather which is a small summer camp near North Kansas City. When Mrs. Gibson arose she heard her-.-'-'.j'fiusband rummaging about in tttSU/living room. She prepared Kitéakfast and not long afterward-she heard the. scream of the baby, Helen. She -hurried to tlio stairway, according to reports, reports, and met her husband coming coming down, ax in hand. -At her exclamation exclamation he seized her wrist, she said, and made a motion as if to strike her. ' •, "Don't strike me, Maurice," she exclaimed. He pushed her aside, ran down stairs and out of the house. Mrs. Gibson «creamed and neighbors rushed in and found Hazel and Marjorle who were asleep in cue bed. dead. Maurice, jr., asleep In another bed, also' was found dead and the baby was gasping in its cot. A doctor was summoned and ho ordered the baby baby taken to a hospital but it died on the way. When neighbors searched for Gibson he was iound in the home ot his sister-in-law, Mrs. H. W. Prather. Mrs. Prather was not at home. Gibson lay on the kitchen floor, his- head hacked and apparently apparently l(felcss.- . • • "••"' : - ! -'tlie' children, needed the floor, and returned to the Gtb- sori Jionjc;' Later,' when they're- turned to the 'Eratber house tub- son had gone. Nearby fields were searched and when they returned to tho house they found Gibson in another room, wrists slashed. At the hospital It was said Gibson Gibson had a good chance to recover. Ten wounds wero counted on his head, but none fractured the ski;ll. Arteries in each wrist were cut. Neighbors today were unable to assign a reason for the tragedy. Gibson recovered consciousness Inter at a hospital nnd was removed removed to tho city jail. Ho appeared appeared Irrational, police said. "Where am 1?" he asked repeatedly. repeatedly. He attempted to leave his bed and officers were compelled to tie him down. . It

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  1. The Emporia Gazette,
  2. 14 Mar 1925, Sat,
  3. Page 8

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