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Subject: [Bklyn] Brooklyn Standard Union - May 21, 1931 - News
Date: Sat, 24 May 2003 01:04:46 EDT
SEES HUSBAND SHOOT HIMSELF
Charles JONAS, 33, of 146-03 Jasmine street, Flushing, is in Flushing
Hospital in a serious condition as the result of having fired four bullets into his
body, all in the vicinity of his heart, yesterday afternoon. Mrs. Fredericka
JONAS and a friend were in the yard looking at some flowers when two explosions
were heard in the basement. Mrs. JONAS ran into the basement, saw her husband
standing unsteadily in the middle of the basement, a revolver in his hand. As
she approached he fired three more times. He then collapsed.
An ambulance was called from Flushing Hospital and Dr. HERLITZ stated that
four of the five shots had entered his breast and near the heart. The fifth
grazed the abdomen, making a flesh wound.
JONAS was for a number of years head bookkeeper with an insurance company in
Manhattan which was recently absorbed by another company. As a result of the
consolidation, JONAS was demoted and this demotion is said to have preyed upon
Transcribed for the Brooklyn Information pages by Mary Davis.
Researching HAAS, DUGGAN, GOETZ & DAVIS