A “father” of two in North Carolina has been charged with double homicide. Police say, Friday, he drove into the woods with his daughters while in a jealous rage, and murdered the newborn and toddler girls.
The Fayetteville, NC man is 30-year-old Tillman Freeman. He’s been charged with two counts of first-degree murder. Authorities say he stabbed his daughters to death in those woods.
Serenity Freeman was only two years old. And, Genesis Freeman was merely a newborn baby. She was just four days old.
Both girls were stabbed multiple times. The double homicide took place in the woods off Army Road, in a parked car, according to the Hoke County Sheriff’s Office. Sheriff Hubert Peterkin told the Fayetteville Observer that was truly a horrific scene.
The girls were found around 2 a.m. Saturday and were fatally stabbed with what appeared to be hunting knife, he said.
Freeman was arrested Friday and initially charged with child abuse, and child endangerment after employees at a doctor’s office called the police to report a man acting suspiciously outside the building.
Peterkin added that 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.”