Tillman Freeman, 30, of Raeford, North Carolina was arrested after his children’s bodies were found stabbed to death. In his mugshot, the killer can be seen smirking after he killed her 4-day-old baby and his 2-year-old daughter and dumped their bodies in a car and fleeing.
Freeman now faces two counts of murder in the death of the children.
Once in custody, authorities were able to figure out that Freeman and his wife had gotten into an altercation that escalated, with Freeman accusing her of cheating, and saying that the children were not his.
The two children were reported missing on Friday, and a search party went out to look for them but it was too late.
The Daily Mail reports:
A man has been charged with murder after a four-day-old baby and the newborn’s two-year-old sister were found stabbed to death.
Tillman Freeman, 30, faces two counts of murder in the death of the children, whose bodies were found early Saturday inside a car near Raeford, North Carolina.
Freeman, whom authorities first named as the father, claimed his wife had been seeing someone else and that the children weren’t his, Sheriff Hubert Peterkin told WRAL.
Serenity Freeman, the toddler, and Genesis, the newborn, were reported missing late Friday.
Freeman was first apprehended and charged after police said he refused to tell authorities where the children were.
Both were stabbed multiple times, according to Peterkin.
The man’s wife was at a hospital when Genesis and Serenity went missing, prompting a frantic search.
Authorities believe Freeman and his wife got into a fight, after which Freeman took the children.
He originally faced charges of child abuse and child endangerment, which were later changed to murder.
Freeman was taken into custody Friday afternoon after someone alerted authorities about a suspicious person near a doctor’s office in Raeford.