Man Accused of Killing Pregnant Wife Charged in Father-in-Law's Murder - NBC 6 South Florida

Man Accused of Killing Pregnant Wife Charged in Father-in-Law's Murder

Cassandritz Blanc, 22, is facing charges of murder and abusing a dead body in the killing of 68-year-old Roosevelt Bernard

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    Police Charge Man For Alleged Murder

    Police are charging Cassandritz Blanc for the alleged murder of his wife's father. NBC 6 Reporter Marissa Bagg has the story.

    (Published Thursday, June 14, 2018)

    What to Know

    • Cassandritz Blanc, 22, is facing charges of murder and abusing a dead body in the killing of 68-year-old Roosevelt Bernard

    • Blanc was arrested Tuesday on the same charges in the shooting death of his wife, 20-year-old Martine Bernard

    A South Florida man accused of killing his pregnant wife because she "disrespected him" has been charged in the murder of his father-in-law, police said.

    Cassandritz Blanc, 22, is facing charges of murder and abusing a dead body in the killing of 68-year-old Roosevelt Bernard, according to a Hollywood Police arrest report released Thursday.

    Blanc was arrested Tuesday on the same charges in the shooting death of his wife, 20-year-old Martine Bernard, in Fort Lauderdale. She was six months pregnant.

    According to the arrest report, Blanc shot and killed his father-in-law on Saturday and dumped the body in a field, then tried to conceal the killing by lighting the body on fire using gasoline.

    Husband Arrested After Pregnant Wife and Her Dad Murdered

    [MI] Husband Arrested After Pregnant Wife and Her Dad Murdered

    Cassandritz Blanc was arrested after police say his pregnant wife, Martine Bernard, was found murdered in Fort Lauderdale, hours after her father, Roosevelt Bernard, was found killed in Hollywood.

    (Published Tuesday, June 12, 2018)

    The report said there was a downed wire near the body that was initially believed to be a power line that caused the fire, but power workers determined the wire was not live, the report said.

    Police said a neighbor's surveillance camera captured Blanc dumping the body in the field.

    Officers discovered Roosevelt Bernard's body on Monday. Detectives said they saw Blanc on Monday night "laboring" to move a trash container toward a dumpster behind his building in Fort Lauderdale. After he was detained, detectives searched the trash container and found Martine Bernard's mutilated body inside, the report said.

    Blanc confessed to the murder and told detectives he shot his wife in the head on June 4 because she "disrespected him," the report said. He also told detectives he tried to dismember her body to make it easier to dispose.

    Blanc remained behind bars without bond Thursday.

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