A dramatic 911 tape released Tuesday details the horrifying moment a Florida father realizes his ex-wife has murdered their teen son and daughter before killing herself.
Richard Berman, 51, rushed to the West Palm Beach home he once shared with his family on Monday immediately after his ex-wife Jennifer Berman, 48, announced her crazed intention to murder their children.
Despite the dispatcher’s repeated warnings, he went inside and encountered an unimaginably grisly scene.
‘He’s not moving, there’s blood on his ear,’ the luxury realtor manages to sputter after finding the body of his 16-year-old son. ‘I can’t believe this is happening.’
In the tense moments before it became all too clear that 15-year-old daughter Jacqueline and son Alexander were shot dead by their own mother, Berman told the 911 operator he was terrified to enter the house.
‘She sent her cousin a text that she was going to kill the kids and herself,’ Berman’s said as he at first waited outside for police as the operator instructed.
But then a neighbor decided to enter the home in his stead and moments later came back screaming, according to the Palm Beach Post.
‘There’s blood on the walls,’ the shocked neighbor yelled.
‘It looks like she’s laid in bed but she doesn’t have a face,’ the neighbor added. ‘I think the girl’s up in bed with her but when I saw what was upstairs I had to run back downstairs.’