Gathers can be heard in the 911 call apologizing to his young daughter, who was nearby, WCSC reported. He also told the dispatcher he was unarmed, having placed the knife he used on the front porch, the television station reported.
“Please tell them just put me in handcuffs and don’t draw any weapons,” Gathers said on the call. “I’m unarmed. I admit to this.”
According to court records, the stabbings took place after Gathers discovered text messages between his wife and her ex-boyfriend, WCSC reported.
Deputies responding after the 911 call at 5:03 a.m. said they discovered both victims in the driveway of the home. Hills was taken to an area hospital, where doctors determined she was 20 weeks pregnant, the television station reported. The unborn child died in the incident.