Dad wanted custody for years! Now, he needs support after his children were killed.

A memorial fundraiser was held at Veterans Park to raise money to cover funeral costs for Darryl Williams’s children. “Williams lives in Cincinnati, but his children, 13-year-old Deon Williams and 5-year-old Skylar Williams, lived with their mother, Nikki James, in Lexington,” reports  WXIX Cincinnati.

Police say that after neighbors called them on May 2 to the Parkway Manor Apartments in Lexington, Ky. They found the children without a pulse. “Police said after allegedly killing her kids, James stabbed herself”.

“This event is a celebration, and it’s also a fundraiser to support the homegoing of my children who aren’t here right now. They’re in a better place right now so I have to do what I can to put them in a better place, the best place I can,” Williams told reporters.

WKYT reports that James has been charged with their murders.

Williams said he fought for custody of his children for years prior to this tragedy.

“He added that all of the money raised during the fundraiser will go toward the burial and memorial of Skyler and Deon Williams.”

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