Claude Sejour, 48, was found in his family’s Hollywood, Fla. home Wednesday after a neighbor dialed 911. Alvaro Garcia had heard screaming coming from the home. On arrival police found Sejour, with blood on his clothing and his body.

As reported by the International Business Times, after searching the house, police discovered the lifeless body of his wife, 40-year-old Marie Carmel Joseph, lying dead on a bed with the couple’s four children close by. She had been beaten to death with a pipe wrench in front of the children.

According to the police report, Joseph had suffered severe trauma to her left cheek, right eye, forehead and the top of her head.

The report also stated there was blood on the wall above her head. Police also found the weapon – a red pipe wrench found to have traces of blood.

Neighbor found the dead mother and her children

According to Garcia, after hearing the screaming emanating from the home, he went inside and found the eldest of the four children, a 17-year-old girl, trying to wake her mother by shaking her. He said he immediately checked her pulse, but Joseph was already dead. He added that the couple’s three other children, a four-year-old, 12-year-old and 14-year-old were still inside the home at the time.

Sejour also dialed 911 to report his own crime

As reported by the Miami Herald, shortly prior to Garcia’s 911 call, Sejour also dialed 911 to tell the dispatcher he was planning on killing his wife. He then told the dispatcher that he had already killed her and that he would be waiting outside the house.

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First-degree murder charge for Florida man

Police arrested Sejour and took him to the police station, where he reportedly asked for a Haitian Creole interpreter, saying this was his first language. Sejour reportedly told police that he did kill his wife and that he is not crazy. He had allegedly attacked his wife just before 11 pm when she reportedly put her lover on speaker phone, who proceeded to tell Sejour that the baby was not his.

He told police that his wife had “disrespected him.”

According to the police report, Sejour believed his wife was not caring for him and their children as she should, adding that he didn’t mean to kill her, but was angry about the fact that she was pregnant by another man.

Having confessed to the killing of his wife, Sejour was jailed at Broward County Main Jail without bail on a charge of first-degree murder. Sejour has no previous criminal record. The couple’s four children are reportedly staying with relatives.