A husband allegedly shot his wife and her parents after discovering her sex tape with his best friend. William Brian Stillwell, 39, opened fire on the three family members in front of the couple’s five-year-old twins on New Year’s Day in Melbourne, Florida, police say. In a graphic 911 call believed to be made by the wife, Mona, Stillwell can be heard telling the twins that he loved them before shots were fired. The young children, a boy and a girl, can also be heard pleading with their dad to stop shooting their mother.
No, daddy. No. I don’t want anyone to die,’ one of the children said, according to WFTV. In the call, Stillwell can be heard accusing his wife of cheating on him.
According to police, Stillwell told police that he saw a video of his wife, who has not been named, having sex with his best friend. He told officers that she was ‘a whore and he saw her cheating on him…with his best friend on a recorded video on her phone.’ All three adult victims are in the hospital are reportedly in stable condition.
Neither of the children were harmed in the shooting. According to police, the children escaped the home and ran to a neighbor’s house for help.
‘I don’t know how the (wife’s) father got involved, but he got shot,’ said neighbor Phil McMahon. ‘He came over to my house, told me to call 911. He got shot in the hip, was bleeding.’ Stillwell’s wife and children had recently moved to her parents house after the couple separated last week.
McMahon said his wife was friends with Stillwell’s estranged wife and she had having problems with her husband, so she was staying at her parents. ‘She was in pain, and I know she had been shot twice. I just hope she’s ok,’ McMahon said.
Stillwell surrendered peacefully to Melbourne police after the shooting, according to Melbourne police Lieutenant Shawn Eising. He was charged with three counts of attempted felony murder, two counts of child abuse, armed burglary and use of a firearm in the commission of a felony Stillwell is being held at the Brevard County Jail without bail.