Timothy Fradeneck

Timothy Fradeneck, 38, faces seven charges, including murder and child abuse, for the deaths of his wife, Christie, 37, daughter Celeste, 2, and son, Timothy (Trey) III, 8. Police officers went to the home to conduct a welfare check requested by Christie's family members. Timothy answered the door, police said, and told officers he killed his wife and the children by strangling them with a USB cord. He planned to consume a fatal amount of tranquilizers and then set his Eastpointe house on fire, but he fell asleep before finishing.