Father says children begged for their life before he slit their throats over marital dispute
Jean Pierre Ndossoka, 61, told authorities that his eight-year-old son pleaded with him and his one-year-old daughter cried before he killed them
Texas man who killed his two children told the police that they begged for their life before he slit their throats. Jean Pierre Ndossoka, 61, told authorities that his eight-year-old son pleaded with him to not to kill them while his sister cried. "Daddy, I'm sorry," said the son, according to the court documents.
According to the reports, Jean had been calling his estranged-wife, Sabine Ntongo, while she was at work. At around 3.30 pm, Sabine got a call from Jean in which he told her that he had killed the children and left a "present" for her. She immediately called 911 and rushed to his apartment. Upon reaching she found both children stabbed to death, lying on the bed.
When officers investigated the scene, they found a bloody knife and a handwritten note by the bed, as reported by Daily Mail. The note, which was written in French, read that Jean would 'carry the burden' of her two children's soul. Jean, who has been charged with two capital murders, said in the note that he intended to kill himself along with the children.
Authorities said that he was found a few miles away in his truck with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Police believe he had tried but failed to kill himself. He was taken to the hospital in a stable condition. He claimed to have had high blood pressure and, when the police questioned him initially, he said that he did not remember anything. However, later, at the hospital, he admitted that he "did something bad".
Sabine was heartbroken to find that her children were stabbed to death. She was surrounded by her family members who tried to comfort her during this horrific time. As reported by People, Sabine's children Marcel Ndossoka, 8, and his 1-year-old sister, Anna-Belle Faith Ndossoka had their throats slashed.
Sabine and Jean were married for six years and it was recently that the pair separated. She reportedly dropped her children off at his apartment for visitation. The pair had emigrated together from Congo to the United States, where they both became naturalized citizens, as reported by Washington Post. However, her family members allege that he was verbally abused in the relationship that led to their separation. Once they separated, the custody of their children became a growing concern between them.
While Jean wanted to meet his children every day, Sabine thought otherwise. The two often had calls that would lead to a dispute over the visitation rights. Patrice Nsuary, Sabine’s cousin, said that he had recently spoken to the pair about their relationship. “I came down here to talk to both of them about the marriage. In Africa, we talk to both the man and wife,” he said. “I spoke to him yesterday.”
He said that he had seen Jean and his son at a grocery store a day before the killing and he "seemed fine". “We don’t understand,” another distraught family member said. "It’s just unbelievable. We don’t know why.”Jean does not show any previous criminal records. He is due in court Monday morning at 9 p.m., in front of Judge Robert Johnson.