Death of Mrs Dubose

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DEATH OF MRS. DUBOSE

The death of Mrs. Dubose occurred late the night of May 15th, in her small home in Maycomb. The cause is predicted to be old age, with possible health problems associated to her addiction to the drug morphine. Investigation has yet to take place. An autopsy will be held on the 25th of April to determine the cause of death.

The last person to be with her, Atticus Finch, tells that her business affairs were in perfect order. Minutes before her death, he helped construct Mrs. Dubose's will. Being a neighbor of hers, he mentions that she was never not on the drug. Atticus tells that he noticed she was not consumed by the drug while he was there with her that night, for once. This adds to his suspicion that morphine was a factor of her passing, and he thinks that she knew it was killing her. Atticus Finch also tells us, "She was sick for a very long time." This is what lead him to believe that she let the morphine consume her, to rid the pain. "Mrs. Dubose was a morphine addict." He states in our interview the afternoon succeeding her death, May 16th. The children of Atticus, Jean Louise Finch and Jeremy Atticus Finch, visited and kept company this dying lady for a good month before she left us. The rest of Maycomb's residents had no differing views on her death. Every person interviewed told that the morphine was to ease her pain, but she used much more than needed. Even though everyone knew of this bad habit of hers, not one could recall who Mrs. Dubose's supplying apothecary was. Further investigation will determine this missing detail. Though Mrs. Dubose was a well known resident, the children of her community say that she wasn't always the most pleasant lady to encounter. The adults contradict this, saying that she was only a reasonable woman unafraid of giving her open and honest opinions and views. They say…...

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