FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina (WTVD) — “I just know that I miss my babies and I need y’all to pray for me please…” Candice Smith Freeman said during a vigil Sunday night.
Candice’s daughters, 2-year-old Serenity Freeman and 4-day-old Genesis Faith Freeman, were found stabbed multiple times near N.C. Highway 211 and Army Road in the Raeford area early Saturday morning. Their bodies were found in a car parked in a wooded area, according to Sheriff Hubert Peterkin.
On Friday, the Fayetteville Police Department said the children’s father, Tillman Freeman, was in custody and had refused to say where the children were. He was later charged with two counts of child abuse and child neglect. He’s now also charged with two counts of first-degree murder.
During Sunday’s vigil, Candice was very emotional. Her family had to take her away from the event to calm her down.
The children’s aunt, Marvina Smith, told ABC11 Saturday afternoon that Candice attempted suicide when she discovered her children had been murdered.
After the vigil, Candice told ABC11 that she feels betrayed.