The sins that cry to Heaven for vengeanceA 45-year-old lawyer who plunged to his death from a Manhattan building on Friday was suffering from bi-polar, was still reeling from the deaths of his parents and had recently separated from his wife, friends say. Leonard Morton, who represented the likes of Madison Square Garden and The Lincoln Center, jumped from a 12th-floor window and landed face down on scaffolding above the sidewalk on Broadway near Barclay Street at about 7.20am. He died at the scene near City Hall, with officers quickly covering his body with a sheet as workers in neighboring buildings looked on as they arrived for work. 'He was going through a terrible, terrible depression,' close friend Linda March, 51, told The New York Daily News.'He was a very intelligent person and a very good lawyer.' Morton fell into a deep depression after his mother passed away in November 2011, friends said. His mom, Deanna Morton, a partner at New York public relations firm InfiniTech, LLC, died in her sleep, aged 69. 'It would be hard for anyone to endure — you reach a breaking point,' a friend said. 'He was a wonderful son to both his mother and father.' Morton worked for his mother’s public relations firm, Morton Communications, for several years, according to his online profile. His father died about a year after his mother, friends said. Leonard Morton eventually pulled out of his depression but went into a manic phase a few months ago, friends said. He separated from his wife of three years, Dara. He could get very boisterous and very loud when he was in that stage,' March said. 'It was very hard for her to deal with that.' Morton lived with his cat in a luxury co-op on W. 93rd St. Daily Mail
Q. 925. HOW many such sins are there?
Q. 930. What is the third?
A. Oppressing of the poor, which is a cruel, tyrannical, and unjust dealing with inferiors.
Q. 931. What other proof have you of that?
A. Out of Exod. xxii. 21. “Ye shall not hurt the widow and the fatherless: If you do hurt them, they will cry unto me, and I will hear them cry, and my fury shall take indignation, and I will strike thee with the sword.” And out of Isa. x. 1, 2. “Wo to them that make unjust laws, that they might oppress the poor in judgment, and do violence to the cause of the humble of my people.”
Q. 932. What is the fourth?
A. To defraud working men of their wages, which is to lessen, or detain it from them.
Q. 933. What proof have you of it?
A. Out of Eccl. xxxiv. 37. “He that sheddeth blood and he that defraudeth the hired man, are brethren,” and out of James v. 4. “Behold the hire of the workmen that have reaped your fields, which is defrauded by you, crieth, and their cry hath entered into the ears of the Lord God of Sabbath.”