(CNN) — Barely holding back his sobs, a 13-year-old boy makes a heart-rending 911 call to the Grove City Police Department in Ohio.
“My dad just killed my mom. He just told me to call you guys,” the boy is heard telling a 911 dispatcher. “He just ran outside and killed my mom. And she’s laying in the grass in front of the apartment.”
The boy’s father, Jeremy Roberts, had the boy make the call, police said, after allegedly stabbing his ex-wife to death outside his apartment.
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Roberts then calmly got on the phone himself, giving the apartment’s address and informing police that the “only” weapon — a knife — was outside with his ex-wife, Candice Roberts.
“What did you do?” the dispatcher asks him.
“She’s covered in a blanket. You guys will see,” Roberts responds in an even tone.
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.”