A chilling 911 call, released by the Melbourne Police Department and obtained by DailyMail, unveiled the desperate voice of 5-year-old twins, who allegedly witnessed their father shoot their mother in a fit of reported jealousy.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, 34-year-old William Brian Stillwell is behind bars facing three counts of attempted first-degree murder, two counts of child abuse, armed burglary, and use of a firearm during a felony. According to authorities, Stillwell opened fire at his in-laws’ residence, off of the 3000 block of Woodsmill Drive in Melbourne, Florida, a little after 3 p.m. on Tuesday.
Stillwell apparently showed up uninvited to the home of Robert and Naima Snelgrove, carrying a 9mm semi-automatic pistol. When asked to leave, the suspect reportedly yelled expletives at his father-in-law, Robert Snelgrove, before entering the backyard and shooting the man in the groin area. When his mother-in-law, Naima Snelgrove, emerged, Stillwell shot her in the abdomen and elbow.
A woman in the background, identified as Stillwell’s wife, Mona Stillwell, screamed for the children to run. Stillwell then allegedly shot his wife in the knee.
“Get my kids out!” Mona screamed. “Get out! Run baby, run!”
After several minutes of muffled screams and the sound of gunshots, a male voice, identified as Stillwell, said “I love you” to the children.
“Daddy, can you please not shoot Mommy?”a child said. “Please do not shoot Mommy in the head!”
“I don’t want anybody to die,” a child screamed. “I don’t want you to die, Daddy!”
“Please, help, please!” Mona said to the 911 dispatcher.
Melbourne Police Department Lt. Shawn Eising said the children, a boy and girl, escaped the home without injury. They fled to a neighbor’s home for help. A male neighbor also contacted 911; a dispatcher informed him that several people had called previously and help was on the way.
Police arrested Stillwell after a brief standoff. Stillwell then allegedly told authorities that his wife was “a whore and he saw her cheating on him … with his best friend on a recorded video on her phone.”
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Mona Stillwell and her children moved in with her parents a week prior to the incident.
All three victims are expected to survive.
Meanwhile, Stillwell is being held at the Brevard County Jail without bail. Check back with CrimeOnline as additional details become available.
[Feature Photo: Mona and William Stillwell/Facebook]