Authorities believe a tearful 8-year-old Texas boy pleaded for his life on Saturday only moments before he and his sister were killed by their father, who then called his estranged wife about a “present” he’d left her at his Houston apartment.
Soon after receiving the disturbing call from her husband, 62-year-old Jean Pierre Ndossoka, Sabine Ntongo drove to his home and discovered the bodies of her two children, court documents obtained by PEOPLE confirm.
Her son, Marcel Ndossoka, and his 1-year-old sister, Anna-Belle Faith Ndossoka, both had their throats slashed, according to investigators.
Police said they took Ndossoka into custody in nearby Pasadena, Texas, on Sunday after finding him in his car seriously injured from an attempted suicide.
Ndossoka is expected to make a full recovery and is already out of the hospital. He has been charged with two counts of capital murder but has not pleaded.
He does not have an attorney of record and is being held without bond.