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Mother attempts to murder her 2 young children by slitting their throats. She then FaceTimes their father and goes live on social media

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On Sunday, a New Orleans woman, Jenee Pedesclaux, called the father of her children several times to show him the stab wounds she had inflicted on their 2-year-old son and 4-year-old daughter. According to court records, Pedesclaux then slit the necks of both children.

On Pedesclaux's initial call to the children's father, Jermaine Roberts, she told him that she had damaged his car and would not go to jail. She threatened to kill herself and their children.

According to WWL-TV, Pedesclaux then FaceTimed Roberts and showed him his 2-year-old son, whose neck appeared to be red. She called again and showed Roberts his 4-year-old daughter, who appeared to be bleeding from the neck. On the last call Pedesclaux made, Roberts reported seeing his daughter gasping for air.

The 31-year-old mother went live on social media while covered in blood and allegedly stated, "I'm done; my children is dead! I'm done, I'm done, and it's all Jermaine fault! It's always Jermaine fault! I'm done! I'm killing myself!"

Roberts notified the police after Pedesclaux's first call and rushed to the house to save his children. Pedesclaux refused to let him inside when he arrived and stated, "We gone. It's over with."

Roberts broke a window to force his way into the home. The mother threatened Roberts with a knife and bit him. Roberts grabbed his children and drove them to the hospital, where both were rushed into surgery.

Pedesclaux's daughter, Paris Roberts, did not survive the attack and succumbed to hemorrhagic shock on Sunday. The child had a laceration on her neck that damaged her trachea. Paris sustained additional injuries on her shoulders and upper chest.

Pedesclaux's son, Jay'Ceon Roberts, also suffered multiple injuries and damage to his trachea. The young boy was intubated in critical but stable condition.

Court records state that Pedesclaux turned the knife on herself and made a superficial cut below her neck. She was treated for the injury and booked into jail. She now faces one charge of second-degree murder and one charge of attempted second-degree murder.

In November, Roberts' girlfriend, Attoundra Baptiste, filed a non-domestic stay-away order against Pedesclaux after she damaged her vehicle. Pedesclaux pleaded guilty to the damage.

Roberts and Pedesclaux were in a custody dispute over their two children. In April, Roberts requested joint custody. He stated that the children's mother was "not stable or providing a healthy environment for the kids."

Traces of benzodiazepine, cocaine, and cannabinoids were found in Pedesclaux's system during a drug test in March.

Her family released a statement implying that Pedesclaux suffered from ongoing mental health issues. It read, "Mental health is a crisis that is affecting every family and ours is no different. The lack of mental health services and the toxic mix of social media has added to the problems we face as a community. This is a large family of faith and we ask with all humility that the city pray for our family and for our Paris and Jay'Ceon."

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