The man who fatally stabbed his two children while at his Texas home on Saturday, told police that the kids begged for their lives before he slit their throats.
Jean Pierre Ndossoka, 61, told authorities that his eight-year-old son pleaded with him while his daughter, one, just cried.
‘Daddy, I’m sorry,’ the little boy was said to have said, according to court documents.
It was reports that Ndossoka had been calling his estranged-wife, Sabine Ntongo, while she was at work.
At around 3.30pm Ndossoka called her and told her he’d killed the children and had ‘left a present’ for her
Ntongo called 911 and rushed over to Ndossoka’s apartment in southwest Houston, where she found both children stabbed to death, lying on the bed.
Officers found a bloody knife and hand-written note in French close to the bed. It said that Ntongo would ‘carry the burden’ of her two children’s soul.
The father – who was charged with two counts of capital murder – had said in the note that he planned to die with his children.
But Ndossoka had fled and when police found hium, he had suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Houston police say 61-year-old Jean Pierre Ndossoka was taken to a hospital in stable condition Sunday after authorities located him in Pasadena, just southeast of Houston.
He claimed to have had high blood pressure and while he initially claimed to have not remembered what happened, he admitted that he ‘did something bad’ while at the hospital.
Ntongo was in tears outside of the Houston home after finding her children stabbed to death.
Heartbreaking photos show the mother being comforted by family members.
The Houston Chronicle reports that she had been married to Ndossoka for six years before they separated recently.
Police put out a vehicle description and mounted a search for the 61-year-old who had fled the home.
It was not immediately clear how authorities located him.
If convicted he could face the death penalty.