NyPost.com: The mother did it.
The horrific murder-suicide that ended in an arson on Staten Island was committed by the deranged mom, who slit three of her kids’ throats before she killed herself and her baby in the blaze, law-enforcement sources said yesterday.
Cops had at first suspected Leisa Jones’ oldest child, 14-year-old son C.J. Romoy, of the heinous act. But autopsy results now show that neither he nor his two sisters, ages 7 and 10, suffered any smoke inhalation, meaning they were dead before the fire was set in their Nicholas Avenue home, the sources said.
Cops had hoped that the diary of the monster mom who killed her four kids and herself in a Staten Island fire last week would yield clues about the heinous deed — but sources yesterday said her writings were too badly damaged to glean anything.
Investigators had found a charred note with the words “am sorry” on it at Leisa Jones’ home, which she set ablaze after slitting the throats of three of her kids. She and her youngest, 2-year-old son Jermaine, suffocated from the smoke.
The writing was matched to that found in the remnants of Jones’ diary, prompting probers to switch their focus from her 14-year-old son, C.J., to her as the murderer.
But the diary was too scorched and a computer too damaged to offer clues, sources said.