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Christian Clark, 21, of Allgheny, Pennsylvania, is charged with killing her own son, and attempting to kill her daughter on Tuesday. Clark then sent videos of the brutal murder to the children’s father, Andre Price, according to police.
Clark reportedly sent chilling text messages to Price indicating what she planned to do, along with the aftermath of killing their son.
Police said Clark began texting Price, who was at a friend’s house, at about 8:25 p.m., and “accused Price of cheating on her with another woman.” The texts “turn to animus and threats against the children,” police said in the affidavit. The messages continued for the next two and a half hours.
Clark believed Price was cheating on her, and allegedly killed the boy in retaliation.
Price, 23, was arrested Thursday for failing to intervene or to “send first responders to Christian Clark’s home,” WTAE reported.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. She Took Videos Before, During & After the Killing to Get Back at the Children’s Father, Cops Say
Clark allegedly sent videos before, during and after the brutal slaying of her young son who was 17-months-old.
“She was sending [messages] before the act, at the time of the act and following the act,” said Allegheny County Police Superintendent Coleman McDonough, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
A video showed the baby boy lying face down on a bed, and Clark picking him up by his right arm and then dropping his limp body back on the bed, the Daily Mail reported.
Police said Clark told Price his children weren’t safe at 9:19 p.m., and warned that he “better pray” for their kids about a half hour later.
After a few minutes, Price told Clark he wasn’t going to come over and told her to leave the children alone. “I’m killing them,” Clark responded with a “laughing emoji with tears in its eyes.”
Just a minute later Price received a text of the couple’s little girl lying on a bed, her face covered with a pillow. He then received a photo of the boy also lying face down in the bed, and a text saying “I don’t love them” from Clark.
“First of all she is clearly fine, because watch, see she is not dead. Him on the other hand, he doesn’t budge. So you might want to call the ambulance,” Clark said in a video at 10:14 p.m. A minute later she texted, “All cus you wanted to go (have sex with) her & come here when you like.”
“Ah, look Angel is still alive and sweating,” Clark continued in the video. “Your son on the other hand is not even breathing.”
In an affidavit obtained by the Post-Gazette, authorities said text messages revealed that Clark was angry with Price because she believed he was cheating on her with another woman.
Clark reportedly dialed 911 at 11:13 p.m. to report that her son was unresponsive inside the home she shared with Price. Police arrived and took the boy to a hospital where he was pronounced dead less than half an hour later.
Cartoons could be heard in the background as Clark remained silent in the last video.
Homicide detectives said they searched through Price’s text messages and interviewed Clark, who said she lived with Price part-time. At one point on Tuesday, the couple argued, according to the criminal complaint, and the events leading up to the boy’s death apparently escalated fast from there.
2. Her Daughter Survived the Deadly Rampage & Is ‘Doing Well’
Authorities charged Clark with criminal homicide in the death of the couple’s son, Andre Price III, as well as attempted homicide after trying to suffocate their 2-year-old daughter, Angel.
Police said Clark killed Andre by pressing his face into the bedding of an air mattress in the home’s living room, and attempted to kill Angel the same way.
Angel was reportedly taken to a hospital to be evaluated, and police said she was doing well, the Post reported.
3. Price Is Facing Felony Charges & Allegedly Knew About Past Abuse
Price was arrested Thursday for not intervening, according to WTAE. He was charged with two felony counts of endangering the welfare of a child.
The public is demanding that justice be served, and some are saying that the father also needs to be held accountable.
Price posted the two photos above to an apparent friend captioned “These 2 pictures she is choking them because we ain’t together.”
“We need to demand the arrest of Andre Price, he knew of the ongoing abuse his children suffered by Christian Clark and did nothing to protect them, Andre Price also needs to be held accountable for neglect/failure as a father,” the post reads. “Its been stated this particular picture was taken in July.”
Stacy Tiano replied to the post and agreed that Price should’ve done more:
What an ignorant and disturbing conversation these 2 had. ANY man would have had cops go do a welfare check, or would have headed over himself or sent someone over until he got there. It seems BOTH these idiots didn’t give a s**t about these poor babies. Now one is dead and I hope the other is placed in a loving stable home. This is very disturbing I want to kill her.
Kalyn Jackson also took to Facebook to vent her feelings. “This sh** is beyond sad and disappointing,” she wrote. “For one how could you kill your own child. OVER A NI**A. of anything they should encourage you to move tf in…secondly…the father ain’t even f**king CARE. He needs to be charged too.”
“Price never tried to save them,” Marcie Cipriani tweeted:
4. She Apologized After the Murder & Said She ‘Didn’t Mean to’
Shortly after 11 p.m., after allegedly killing her son and attempting to kill her daughter, Clark apologized to Price.
“It’s okay I’m dialing 911,” Clark texted to Price.
“You need to if he dead,” Price then replied.
“I am,” Clark responded. “Sorry I did this. I didn’t mean to.” Followed by, “Send it to the cops post it to [Facebook]…idc [I don’t care] anymore you ruined my life.”
McKeesport police Chief Bryan Washowich said during a news conference on Wednesday that his police department hadn’t received any prior calls involving Clark and her children. However, Clairton police had responded to a call two years ago that reportedly involved Clark and Price. Price told police at the time that was he trying to fall asleep and Clark was fighting with him, bit him and hit him in the face. Charges were withdrawn, but the reason as to why is unclear.
5. She Frequently Spoke on Facebook About Cheating
In the screenshot above taken from Clark’s Facebook page, she posted October 30 about a “Cheaters Starter Pack.”
Clark’s page reveals that cheating may have been a regular happening during her life with Price. “Still can’t tell me where I was or how I did anything with someone who was layed up wit a whole other female. good day SIR,” she wrote July 25.
On May 12 she warned that she coudn’t “deal” with it:
I have never met a ‘boy’ who has told a female to let go of the past while letting go of his. ‘babe you gotta let go of the past’ meanwhile he still in love with shorty from the 3rd grade, still talkin to his high school crush, reliving the past with their friends. I can’t deal and ya’ll lil dusty dirtball females do it too. STFU
In August Clark appeared to be blaming herself for the bad happenings in her life. “It’s a shame how susceptible I am to continuously f*ck my own life up,” she wrote.
Price, on the other hand, posted frequently about his family, and seemed overjoyed to have children. “Happy Father’s Day to me I love my family that we made,” he wrote on June 19 of this year.
He proudly posted family photos later that same day:
*This story is being updated as information becomes available.