HOUSTON — A father accused of stabbing his two small children has been arrested and charged after attempting to take his own life, the Houston Police Department said. On Wednesday, Houston police released a mugshot of the suspect following his time in the hospital.
Jean Pierre Ndossoka, 61, was found inside his vehicle in Pasadena around 1 a.m. Sunday. Houston police said he suffered a non-fatal, self-inflicted gunshot wound and was transported to the hospital in stable condition.
Ndossoka is charged with two counts of capital murder of a victim under 10 years old.
The bodies of Marcel Ndossoka, 8, and Anna-Belle Ndossoka, 1, were found inside their father's apartment complex on Fondern Road in southwest Houston on Saturday. Police responded to the apartment after the children's mother reported the suspect had murdered young siblings and planned to kill himself next.
Ndossoka and his wife are separated.
HPD Assistant Chief Wedy Baimbridge says, "[Ndossoka] called the mom after she had dropped them off earlier for visitation. Dad is living [there], mom is living away, and he called her and told her he killed her kids."