Who are Trevor Bickford's parents? Mom Audra D'Antilio once said she's 'proud' of the man he's becoming

Who are Trevor Bickford's parents? Mom Audra D'Antilio once said she's 'proud' of the man he's becoming
Trevor Bickford's parents were identified as Audra D'Antilio (L) and Thomas Kimo Bickford (R) (Audra D’Antilio Simpson/ Facebook, bibberfuneral website)

WELLS, MAINE: The mother of alleged Islamic terrorist Trevor Bickford frequently boasted that her 19-year-old son was a "old soul" and that she was "proud' and happy to be his mother. Audra D'Antilio earlier shared on social media expressing her immense love for Trevor and wrote that she loves that he has "no fear of trying new things."

The 19-year-old from Wells, Maine, is charged with slashing NYPD officers on New Year's Eve in Times Square in New York City. Reports say the FBI has placed Trevor on a watchlist as an "alleged Islamic extremist" who "became a radicalized Muslim in recent years." On January 1, 2023, Mayor Eric Adams announced during a press conference that three officers had been hurt. Trevor is on a "guardian list," due to his radicalization, and according to the New York Post, he expressed to his aunt his intention to travel to the Middle East and fight, which led her to notify the police. 

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Trevor's charges are pending and he's being kept in custody at the hospital where he's getting treatment for his shoulder wound. According to NBC New York, detectives are looking into any potential "Jihadist writings" the suspect may have posted online. According to the report, he had no criminal past. The suspected Islamic extremist allegedly used a machete to slash two police officers Saturday night at about 10 pm on 8th Avenue near Times Square. Along with the two policemen, he was taken to Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan after being shot in the shoulder by another officer. Everyone is expected to survive, as per reports.

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Thomas Kimo Bickford, Trevor's father, died unexpectedly in 2018 at the age of 41, as per his obituary. Thomas and Audra D'Antilio, who were married on September 9, 2001, brought up their three children, Travis, Trevor, and Devon, in Wells, Maine. Their father Thomas overdosed to death, according to The New York Post. 

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The alleged Islamic extremist appeared in unintentionally shared pictures from his mother's summer birthday party on Facebook. Since he departed their house for Seattle in September, she has referred to him as an "old soul" and has expressed her affection for him numerous times. Devon, her second son, is shown in one photo with the alleged jihadist on her social media, which further discloses that Devon is a US Army soldier.

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Trevor's mother Audra D'Antilio frequently brags about the 19-year-old on her Facebook page, calling him an "old soul" and declaring herself fortunate to be his mother. On July 28, she posted a photo of Trevor and penned, "Happy 19th Birthday Trevor. So proud and lucky to be able to call you my son. You're an old soul and you amaze me every day with all that you enjoy to explore and do. I love that you have no fear of trying new things, and you truly are the best brother ever. I am so beyond proud of the man you are becoming, I love you."

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Trevor Bickford's mother shared lovable message for his son (Facebook/Audra dantilio simpson)
Trevor Bickford's mother shared lovable message for his son (Facebook/Audra dantilio simpson)

The school district website states that Trevor participated in his high school football squad. According to the Portland Press Herald, he attended Wells High School and was on the honor roll. Trevor’s paternal grandmother Patti Nalani Medeiros Bickford, who passed away on December 31, 2020, exactly three years before the Times Square knife attacks, was "one of the first women to go on sea trials on the Kamehameha submarine," Daily Mail reported. She "worked for 30 years at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard and held several positions in her time at the shipyard and was one of the first women to go on sea trials on the Kamehameha submarine," as per her obituary, which states that his paternal grandfather was stationed at Pearl Harbor.

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The stabbing occurred just beyond the perimeter of the security area in Times Square, where a large crowd had gathered to see the traditional ball drop on New Year's Eve. Police searched partygoers for illegal items like booze, big bags, and firearms. Employees at a nearby halal restaurant told the New York Daily News that they heard what they believed to be explosions or gunshots. "I heard the sounds only — Bang! Bang!" Prodip Bisws detailed. "People were running, oh my god, they were running."

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The incident occurred around 52nd Street and 8th Avenue, and video from the scene reveals police shooing away revelers as they try to maintain control of the situation. Pedestrians may be seen being yelled at by police to leave the crime scene. A witness told the outlet, "They moved the barricades really fast. He was a police officer in front of the barricade area and he moved it for police cars to move fast — and that's when the barricade fell and got hit by the car. He got double whammied."

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