London, Feb 15 (IANS) A jilted father in Britain allegedly knifed his two kids to death, then rang up his estranged wife to say: “I’ve killed the kids”.
Police are said to have found Jean-Francis Say, 61, sitting in a chair a few feet from the bodies of son, Rolls, 10, and daughter Regina, 8, in his flat, The Sun reported Tuesday.
It is thought that the children died of multiple stab wounds.
Neighbours said Say was heartbroken when wife Antoinette left him for another man two years ago and took the children with her.
He told his neighbours that he could realise something was wrong with his marriage when he returned home and found Antoinette had already gone. He went straight to the children’s school to pick them up – and learned Antoinette had taken them too with her.
Sylvia Murphy, 39, who lives in the same apartment block in Southwark, south London, said of Say: “He was very friendly and approachable, always dressed in a suit and looking smart and presentable. I always thought he was a really nice man.”
“When I found out what happened, I was in complete shock, I couldn’t sleep. I can’t believe anyone could do that to children. The kids were both lovely. Rolls was an adorable little boy.”
Sylvia said Say fought a custody battle for the children but was only allowed to see them on weekends.
She added: “The dad seemed like the busier parent. He always took them to school and picked them up.”
“He always said he was the one who did everything for the kids and all his wife did was sleep and go to work”.