A former acquaintance claimed that a family in Pennsylvania who allegedly committed suicide last week were “hell-bent” on the reelection of former President Donald Trump in 2020.
Pennsylvanian Bret Stabley claimed that the Daub family, which included 62-year-old James Daub, 59-year-old Deborah Daub, and 26-year-old Morgan Daub, were devout Christians and “very, very enormous” Trump fans in an interview with NBC News.
“They were just so hell-bent on Trump winning, like this could be in the end if he doesn’t,” said Stabley, who runs the pro shop at Bowlers Supply in York, Pennsylvania, The Daub’s were long time customers of his business.
The Daubs’ strong religious convictions were confirmed by a neighbor who spoke on the condition of anonymity. They also said that throughout election season, their front yard was “littered” with pro-Trump placards.
Although authorities haven’t revealed many additional details regarding their deaths beyond the fact that the choice to take their own lives looked to be a “joint decision,” there is no evidence connecting the family’s suicide pact to the outcome of the 2020 presidential election.
“Police believe Deborah Daub shot and killed her husband and then was shot and killed by Morgan, who died by suicide,” writes NBC News. “Police said there were no signs of forced entry or struggle and no evidence that anyone else had been present. An investigation into the deaths has been closed.”
There is a vague mention of a “evil that has mounted against Morgan and the family” in a note written by Deborah Daub. Police reported. It mentions God and the Bible and was signed and dated January 19, 2023.
James and Deborah Daub’s suicide notes and other letters by Morgan and James Daub all stated that they made the decision to end their lives of their own free will. With only two guns and me being unsteady, James had written, “my wife Debbie pulled the trigger for me.” I was too shaky, so my daughter pulled the trigger for me, Deborah wrote. The letters had a date of January 24, 2023.
Police said a multi-page checklist found in Morgan Daub’s writings appeared to “contain predatory steps before ending her life” According to investigators, tasks on the to-do list included “talking to dad, clipping the dog’s nails, letters to family, etc.”
According to the police, Deborah Daub shot and killed her husband before being shot and killed by Morgan Daub, who then killed himself.