Lawyer jumps to his death


'For the past week he never said anything'.

Manhattan attorney threw out all the books and paperwork in his office near City Hall — and then jumped to his death from a 12th-floor window, according to cops and sources in the building.

The New York Post reports that Leonard Morton, 45 — who recently separated from his wife — landed facedown on the scaffolding on Broadway near Barclay Street at about 7:20 a.m. Friday morning, law-enforcement sources said.

'For the past week something was definitely wrong with him', said Juan Diaz, a receptionist at the law firm where Morton worked. 'Usually he comes in and says hello and asks me how I’m doing. But for the past week he never said anything'.

A worker at the building said Morton — who lived on the Upper West Side — has had an office there for several years but only recently relocated to the 12th floor.

'He lost his mom and dad within a very short period', said a neighbor. 'I know that was very hard on him. He was very upset'.

Morton’s separation from his wife also added to his troubles, said Upper West Side neighbor Laura Kenyon.

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