New York woman in custody after killing 11-month-old in Bronx

2 children stabbed to death in Mount Hope, The Bronx


A baby and a toddler died in a Bronx apartment Saturday night hit multiple times in the neck and torso, officials said. The mother of the two children, who were identified as boys 3 years and 11 months old, was taken into custody and is being held as a “person of interest,” according to the New York City Police Department. The police investigation is active and ongoing.

NYPD Deputy Chief Louis Desaglie said in a news conference Officers were first dispatched to a third-floor apartment at the Bronx Family Shelter late Saturday at about 7:20 p.m. ET, responding to a report of a woman behaving erratically. Although initial evidence suggests she was not acting violently and there were no weapons on the premises, police were told the woman had attempted to burn items in the unit’s kitchen.

When they arrived, officers found the 24-year-old woman naked and “acting irrationally,” Desegli said, adding that she was taken into custody without incident and taken to nearby St. Barnabas Hospital for evaluation. His name has not been released.

According to Deseglie, before going to the hospital, a family friend told police that the woman’s children were with their father. But shortly thereafter, dispatchers received another 911 call reporting that two children were “unresponsive, not breathing” in the same location.

Patrol officers then returned to the apartment and found the children with multiple stab wounds, and along with another family member, attempted to resuscitate them as they waited for an ambulance to arrive. Disegli said the children were taken to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital for treatment, where they died from their injuries.

A neighbor said she saw children being carried out of the apartment on stretchers. CBS New York,

“We don’t know what’s going on. I just heard him yelling and screaming. He kept yelling, ‘Help me, help me, help me.’ That’s when he chased the boys away. They were naked and there was blood on them,” the neighbor told the station. “She said, ‘He killed them, he killed them.’

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