OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – A 30-year-old man was part of a murder-suicide that occurred in Oklahoma City earlier in August, with authorities saying the man took the lives of his three children before taking his own following some kind of domestic dispute involving the children’s mother. The father reportedly uploaded a livestream online prior to the murder-suicide, where he voiced his intentions to carry out the act.
On August 6th, authorities discovered the body of 30-year-old Francoise Littlejohn seated in the front seat of a Dodge Charger along the 11300 block of Treemont Lane. Inside of the vehicle were the bodies of his three children, three-year-old Trinity, four-year-old Aliyah, and seven-year-old Kyren.
Authorities say Littlejohn had some kind of an ongoing dispute with the children’s mother, who’d reportedly left the home days before the bodies were discovered inside of the vehicle.
At approximately 4:00 am on August 6th, Littlejohn had reportedly sent a text message to a family member signaling that he intended to harm his children. Shortly thereafter, Littlejohn began livestreaming a video online while seated inside of his vehicle, where he was waiving around a firearm and threatening one of his children while ranting about his significant other being unfaithful.
“Yeah, this shit is so fun – look at my son right here, I just told him I’m fixing to kill his ass, you hear me? That fucking fucked up cuz…everybody think I’m joking, right, I’m playing, right? Everybody think I’m fucking playing, right? Right, okay – this is going to be the last time, the last video I make, God rest my soul.”
Oklahoma City Police dispatched officers to search for the vehicle after receiving details about the threats and video being livestreamed. However, what police were unaware of was that by the time they were alerted to Littlejohn’s threats, he and the children were already dead.
A local jogger had found the vehicle where Littlejohn executed his children and then himself at approximately 7:25 am on August 6th, with police later issuing a statement noting that Littlejohn had carried out the act shortly after 4:00 am that morning.
“At 4:11 am, three minutes prior to police being notified, surveillance video showed Mr. Littlejohn pulling into a neighborhood and parking in the 11300 block of Treemont Lane, where he executed the children before turning the gun on himself. It is unknown why he picked that location to stop.”
Community members gathered for a memorial held on August 10th nearby where the bodies of the man and children were discovered, with resident Adina Evans-Cornish telling a local news outlet that she knows those three children are in Heaven.
“I know where those babies are, I’ve no doubt in my mind, I know they’re sitting on God’s lap right now. That’s a comfort in knowing those children don’t have to suffer anymore.”