Jealous father stabs his two daughters to death after accusing wife of cheating
A North Carolina father has been charged with the murders of his two daughters a newborn and a toddler after driving into the woods with them in a jealous rage Friday, officials said.
Tillman Freeman, 30, of Fayetteville, had a growing obsession that his wife was cheating on him. So on Friday, he drove their two young children,4-day-old Genesis Freeman and her 2-year-old sister, Serenity, to a secluded spot in the woods in Hoke County and stabbed them to death, authorities said.
According to the Fayetteville Observer. the girls were found around 2 a.m. Saturday and were fatally stabbed with what appeared to be hunting knife, he said.
Tillman Freeman accused his wife, Candice Freeman, of cheating and claimed the girls weren’t his.
Law enforcement officials told the newspaper that Candice had a doctor’s appointment at Cape Fear Medical Center Friday morning and had left the girls with their father.
When she returned home, the girls and her husband were gone. Tillman told Candice he had dropped their children off at someone’s home, according to the Observer.
The frantic mother then immediately called the police to report her daughters missing. Officials searched the area and knocked on doors, but the three were nowhere to be found. After searching tirelessly for hours, police made the grisly discovery Saturday morning in Hoke County.
Marvina Smith, the girls’ aunt, told WTVD-TV that Candice attempted suicide after learning her daughters were murdered. “I want [Tillman] to suffer,” Smith told the TV station. “The way those kids suffered. I want him to suffer.”