A New Orleans woman was arrested on Sunday after stabbing her two children, killing her 4-year-old daughter and leaving her 2-year-old son in critical condition, after a disturbing video was shared on Instagram Live. Posted on, where he pleaded guilty to the father of the children.
Authorities say 31-year-old Jenny Pedesclaux stabbed her two children at around 11:15 a.m. Sunday, killing her daughter, identified as Paris Roberts. WWL TV,
Pedescleaux was charged with second-degree murder, attempted murder, and second-degree cruelty to a juvenile.
Mother posts disturbing video after allegedly killing 4-year-old daughter, stabbing son, 2
In a now-deleted video, a clip of which remains online with more than 573K views as of Monday, Pedescleaux can be seen lying in a pool of blood, “I’m done. My kids are dead. Be mine. Gone. I’m done with life.”
Warning, some viewers may find the video below disturbing.
“Mine is done. My children are dead. Mine is done. My life is over,” she can be heard saying in the disturbing video clip.
He can later be heard claiming “it’s all Germaine’s fault” in reference to the children’s father, Germaine Roberts. At the time of the horrific incident, the two were engaged in a legal battle over the custody of their children, according to court records accessed by NOLA.com.
Court records show that Roberts sued Pedeslax in April, claiming it was “not stable or providing a healthy environment for children.”
Mother pleads guilty to child’s father, who is suing her for custody, court records show
Roberts was seeking custody of the children, in an arrangement that would allow her to see the children on weekends, per NOLA.com.
The outlet reports that a court date regarding the custody of the children was set for later this month.
Roberts himself acknowledged the tragedy in a TikTok video posted on Monday, which featured the two children with the captions “they are so beautiful” and “he killed my baby, please pray for me.”
my rx girlfriend, y teo kids mom killed my daughter yesterday and tried to kill me, she stabbed my innocent sweet baby girl and slit my 2 year old son’s throat, he is now in critical condition I am, please keep me family in your prayers #new Orleans #ripstinky #Daddy’s Girl ill keep you all updated just pray
“My ex girlfriend the mother of my two kids killed my daughter yesterday and attempted to murder my son. She stabbed my innocent sweet baby girl to death and slit the throat of my 2 year old son, he is now serious Please keep my family updated in your prayers #neworleans #ripstinky #daddysgirl ill yall just pray,” Roberts wrote under the video clip of her children.
According to officials, the 2-year-old boy was hospitalized in a critical condition till Monday.
The investigation into the tragic incident is ongoing. Child Abuse Detective Mario Bravo is the lead detective, and can be contacted with any information that helps the investigation at 504-658-5267.