Trial set to begin for Bellevue man accused of murdering his 2 children

BELLEVUE, Nebraska – The trial for Adam Price, a Bellevue father accused of killing his two young children, is set to begin with opening statements scheduled to start on February 20th. Price is facing two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of his children, Emily and Theodore Price, who were found murdered at a Bellevue home in May of 2021. Prosecutors claim that Price smothered the children before fleeing to California, where he was arrested after a large-scale manhunt.

According to court documents, the children’s mother, Mary Nielson, had previously expressed concerns about Price’s fitness as a parent. She had joint custody of the children with Price and lamented not being able to do more to prevent their deaths. The trial is expected to include testimony from Nielson and over a dozen other witnesses.

In an emotional interview, Nielson described her children, Emily, who had just turned five, as exceptionally smart, and three-year-old Theodore as a sweet and loving boy. She expressed immense grief over the loss of her children, emphasizing that despite the turmoil, the only comfort she finds is that they will never have to see their father again.

The tragic discovery of the children’s bodies occurred after Nielson called the police for a welfare check when she hadn’t heard from them or Price for several days. Subsequently, the children were found deceased inside Price’s home. Prosecutors allege that Price confessed to smothering his children and indicated his willingness to repeat the act. His attorney’s efforts to suppress these confessions in court were unsuccessful.

With the trial set to commence, Price remains in jail, with his bond set at $2.5 million. A jury has been selected, and the community is preparing to witness a trial of tremendous significance due to the gravity of the charges and the age of the victims. This trial will undoubtedly have a profound impact on the Bellevue community and beyond.