PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Andre Price Jr., 23, was arraigned early Friday morning on two counts of child endangerment.
Police say for two hours Tuesday night, Price received angry text messages from the mother of his children, in which she repeatedly threatened to kill their kids.READ MORE: Pennsylvania Rolls Out ‘Strike Team’ To Ease Hospital Crunch
Clark: Your kids ain’t safe here, I don’t want them here.
Clark: You better pray for your kids.
Finally, at 10:01 p.m., she wrote: “I’m killing them”
Police say 11 minutes later, Clark texted a photo of their 2-year-old daughter Angel with her face embedded in a pillow.
That image was followed by a photograph of their son Andre, face-down in a comforter.
Police say two minutes after that, Clark sent price a video showing the children lying face down. Clark can be heard saying “Angel is still alive and sweating. Your son, on the other hand, is not even breathing.”
Police say during the barrage of messages, Price never called 911 or tried to intervene.
“He did not call 911. She was actually the one to call 911 after the text,” said Allegheny County Police Superintendent Coleman McDonough.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey Makes Good On Bet With Kansas City Mayor
Police say Price was aware of the texts throughout the evening because at 10:25 p.m. he texted: “I’m just not going to reply no more… if you want to go to jail, you know what to do.”
“There was an exchange that would indicate he was aware of the text. Was he immediately aware.. He was periodically aware throughout the course of the exchange,” McDonough said.
Finally at 11:10 p.m., Price texted back.
Price: Try to wake him up I said hold him
Clark: It’s ok I’m dialing 911
Price: You need to if he dead.
Police say it wasn’t the first time Clark had abused the children and sent text messages to price. Police say several months ago, Clark sent price pictures of her holding the children in the air by the throat.
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