A North Carolina father was reportedly the suspect of the killings of his two daughters, one of whom is a newborn. Police arrested the man and charged him over the weekend.
Reports claimed the man, 30-year-old Tillman Freeman III, stabbed his daughters to death. He drove off with them a day earlier before the killings. Police charged him with two counts of first-degree murder.
The victims, four-day-old Genesis Freeman and two-year-old Serenity Freeman, were with their father before the killings. Police found their bodies at around 2 a.m. on Saturday inside a vehicle in the woods at Raeford and Aberdeen, Hoke County Sheriff Hubert Peterkin confirmed. He added the suspect stabbed the two kids multiple times with a hunting or a survivalist-type knife, NBC Los Angeles shared.
Before Freeman took his kids, he and his wife had a domestic dispute. Peterkin noted Freeman accused his wife of having an affair. Freeman's wife, who remained unidentified, was at a local hospital when he drove off with their kids but the police did not say why she was at a local hospital.
Police arrested Freeman on Friday after employees at a doctor's office said a suspicious-looking man stood in front of their building. Initially, they charged him only with child abuse and child endangerment when he did not say where his kids were. After authorities took him in, he told investigators during the interview he might have harmed his kids, ABC 7 reported.
The relatives of the husband and wife claimed Freeman is an abuser but they did not elaborate. The mother of the kids reportedly tried to take her own life after news broke about the death of her daughters. One of the relatives also said Freeman should suffer as much as his children suffered.
Freeman will appear in court this Monday. What do you think about the killings? Let us know your thoughts below.
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