Ohio Man Stabs Ex-wife to Death

(CNN) — An Ohio man stabbed his ex-wife to death outside his apartment, then had his 13-year-old son call police before calmly getting on the phone himself. Jeremy Roberts, 38, is in custody and will be charged with murder in connection with his ex-wife Candice Roberts’ death, police said.

The victim had gone to the suspect’s apartment in Grove City, about 10 miles southwest of Columbus, before 9 a.m. Sunday morning to pick up their two children, police said.

Sometime thereafter, the 13-year-old boy phoned police to tell them his mother was dead and his father was responsible. “My dad just killed my mom. He just told me to call you guys,” the son said, based on a recording of the 911 call released by the Grove City Police Department. “He just ran outside and killed my mom. And she’s laying in the grass in front of the apartment.” The child then can be overheard telling his father, “I don’t want to see you right now.”

Roberts himself then gets on the line, giving the apartment’s address and informing police that the “only” weapon — a knife — was outside with his ex-wife.

“What did you do?” the dispatcher asks him.

“She’s covered in a blanket. You guys will see,” Roberts responds in an even-keeled voice.

He can then be heard, on the nearly five-minute 911 call, telling his children that they have a “good big sister (who) will take care of you guys.”

“I told you that there’s a lot of things that you don’t understand, and you don’t know. And now there’s no choice for them to come out,” Roberts said to them, as recorded in the 911 call, without detailing what he meant.

Before going to the front door — and handing the phone back to his 13-year-old son — Roberts says, “One more hug. I love you guys.” A small child can be heard crying in the background.

Candice Roberts’ 16-year-old daughter said she feels “incomplete and abandoned” after the death of her mother, whom she said “was always there for me.” She said her brother is haunted by what he saw.

The daughter added that she “would do everything for him to be held accountable. You don’t just get to murder somebody and get away with it,” she said.

I have one thing to add to this story.  Killing your children’s mother is not loving them!  How can this guy kill their mother and then turn around and tell them he loves them.  This is typical of domestic violence perpetrators.


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I am a mother of eight wonderfully challenging children and nine grandkids, of whom I am very proud. I am also a bi-vocational ordained evangelical minister, and a Christian Counselor. I received my B.S. degree in 2004, studying primarily in the areas of Psychology, with minors in Religion and English. I received my Masters Degree in 2009 in Psychological Counseling with an emphasis in Christian Counseling. I have endeavored to paraphrase the Bible, both Old and New Testaments, for the last ten years or so and am working on a final edit, now. It is my hope that it will be of some use in the great commission of Christ. My ministry is primarily geared toward victims of sexual and domestic violence, including victims of childhood sexual abuse, whether currently or in the past. Since I have personally experienced the healing hand of God in overcoming many of the life issues that Christians may face, I feel qualified and compelled to discuss them in a truthful and open manner, as God’s word tells us that “We shall know the truth and the truth shall set us free.” God has brought me through such diverse tribulations as sexual, physical, and mental abuse, being a victim of a drunk driving accident, spousal pornography addiction, adultery, divorce, remarriage, a very brief, though unjust, incarceration, and having experienced multiple miscarriages and various other trials. I have been asked to leave two Southern Baptist Churches, due to my being a female, ordained as a minister, and fired from a SBC sponsored Christian School (mostly white) for speaking out against racial prejudice in the Family of God. Through God’s merciful forgiveness of my own sins and inadequacies and God’s grace given to me to forgive those who have been a stumbling block to me, I have overcome many of these adversities. God’s word tells us that “All things work together for good to those who love the Lord and are called according to the purposes of God." Since I have this hope, I believe that God has blessed me with the ability to confront and relate these issues to the Christian community around the world. I hope to be able to use my personal experiences as a ministry of God’s grace and in the comforting of the people of God with the truth of God's mercy. I claim II Corinthians 1: 3 & 4 as my calling, which states: “Blessed be God, the Origin of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Origin of mercies, and the God of comfort; who comforts us in all our troubles, that we may be able to comfort those who are in trouble, by the comfort we ourselves have been given by God.” As I have received the gift of God’s healing, I hope to be able to bring the peace beyond understanding to others with the message of God’s mercy and grace. My love for the Sovereign Lord of my life, Jesus Christ, along with my passion for writing has drawn me to explore these commonly experienced crisis issues from the perspective of my own experience in the hope that I may bring an empathetic and compassionate insight to God’s people. I am now a published author and have several books in publication, including my autobiography, "A Little Redneck Theology." The views expressed in my writings are strictly my own insights, acquired from personal experience and diligent study of the related topics and God’s word concerning them. Though I am an ordained minister, my views should not be considered authoritative. I believe that the Christian community’s ultimate authority is the guidance of the human heart by the Holy Spirit and the Word of God.
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