The handwriting on a charred note saying “am sorry” uncovered in the ashes of the Staten Island fire that killed a mother and her four children last week doesn’t appear to belong to the teenage son police suspected of setting the blaze and slashing his two sisters and himself.
It matches the writing found in mom Leisa Jones’ diary, NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said yesterday.
Earlston Raymond, who lives in Jamaica and hadn’t seen his son, C.J., 14, in nearly seven years, told the New York Post he didn’t believe his son was responsible. “If anybody could’ve done it, it would’ve been the mother because of her temper,” Raymond said.
The investigation is ongoing, police said.