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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A six-page suicide note left for family by a Kearns woman believed to have killed herself and three children in a Kearns house fire has left her family confused.
Sharal Harper says the note from her daughter, Sharon Al-Shimmary, doesn't explain the 40-year-old's decisions.
She says Al-Shimmary expresses love for her family in the letter and asks them not to hate her.
Police say Al-Shimmary and her children -- Ashley, 9, and Christopher, 7-- died of smoke inhalation in the Oct. 28 fire. A cause of death for 3-year-old Heather is still unknown.
Investigators found the family inside a locked bedroom at the rear of the house. They say the fire was started intentionally and an accelerant used.
Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune
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