A Florida man is accused of shooting his estranged wife and her parents on New Year’s Day after claiming to have discovered a sex tape between her and his best bud.
William Brian Stillwell, 39, allegedly shot the three in front of the couple's 5-year-old twins at the Melbourne home of his in-laws, WFTV in Orlando reported. Stillwell allegedly showed up to the backyard of the home during a family gathering.
Stillwell told the couple’s twins he loved them before allegedly shooting his wife, according to Florida Today.
The children, a girl and a boy, could be heard in a graphic 911 call, believed to have been made by the wife, pleading with their dad to stop shooting their mother.
"No, daddy. No. I don't want anyone to die," one of the children said, according to WFTV. The children weren't physically harmed in the incident.
In that very same call, Stillwell can be heard accusing his wife of cheating on him. In between gunshots, believed to have been fired by a 9mm semi-automatic pistol, screaming is audible, Florida Today reports.
Before shooting her, he allegedly shot his wife’s father Robert Snelgrove in the groin before shooting Naima Snelgrove in the abdomen and elbow.
The suspect’s wife, who has remained unidentified, and her parents were listed in stable condition, WFTV reports.
Stillwell allegedly told detectives he saw his wife having sex "with his best friend on a recorded video on her phone," according to an arrest report cited by WFTV. He's been charged with attempted murder and child abuse and is being held without bail.
The couple had reportedly recently separated, and the wife had moved back in with her parents in late December.
[Photo: Melbourne Police Department]
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