(GROVE CITY, Ohio) — An Ohio man killed his ex-wife outside an apartment when she came to pick up their children and instructed his 13-year-old son to call 911 to report the stabbing death, police said.
Jeremy Roberts, 38, allegedly stabbed his ex-wife, Candice Roberts, 36, during an argument on Sunday when she came to pick up her 13-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter. The couple also have a 16-year-old daughter.
“My dad just killed my mom. He just told me to call you guys,” the unidentified 13-year-old told the dispatcher.
“He did what?” the dispatcher asked.
“He just ran out and killed my mom. She is laying in the grass in front of our apartment. He told me to call you guys,” the teen replied.
Jeremy Roberts then grabbed the phone and told the dispatcher he wasn’t going to harm anyone else and that he could find the victim outside, covered by a blanket.
“I love you guys,” Roberts can be heard telling his children. “Wait, one more hug.”
Roberts’ 4-year-old daughter then asks: “When are we gonna see mama?”
The father of three is charged with murder and is being held at the Franklin County Jail. Roberts is barred from contacting his children, who are in the care of family members. A $250,000 bond was set at a hearing on Monday.
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