Pennsylvania mother leaves chilling handwritten note in suicide pact involving daughter, husband: police
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Police in southeastern Pennsylvania have released details of what they say appears to be a suicide pact between a young woman and her parents, including a chilling letter left behind by her mother.
Morgan Daub, 26, and her parents, James Daub, 62, and Deborah Daub, 59, were found dead in the backyard of their home near York, Pennsylvania, on the morning of Jan. 25 after a neighbor reported hearing gunshots just before midnight.
Detectives with the West Manchester Township Police Department said that a letter written by Deborah Daub spoke of a "joint decision by she and Morgan to end their lives."
The letter also speaks of "the evil that has mounted against Morgan and the family," but it provides no further details, police said.
James had written, "with only 2 guns & me being shaky, my wife Debbie pulled the trigger for me."
Deborah wrote, "I was too shaky, so my daughter pulled the trigger for me."
Documents written by Morgan Daub contained a multi-page checklist that police said appeared "to contain predatory steps before ending her life."
Steps on the to-do list included "speak to dad, clipping the dog's nails, letters to family, etc.," according to investigators.
Police said that Deborah Daub shot and killed her husband and then was shot and killed by Morgan Daub, who proceeded to commit suicide.
Months before taking her own life, Morgan Daub posted a strange video on YouTube in which she declared herself to be "a prophet of the most high God" and said she was abdicating the throne of England and the United Kingdom.
They told the York Dispatch that the woman in the YouTube video was drastically different from the Morgan they knew.