Dimone Fleming, 22, is suspected of knifing her two sons, Deshawn and Octavius, to death before concealing them in the bathtub at the Bronx home
NYPD officers arrested Fleming, who was ‘erratic and naked’ before they realized that the two youngsters had been stabbed multiple times in the neck and torso
At the point of her arrest a naked Fleming screamed ‘what did I do?’ before being arrested for killing her two sons, aged 3 and 11-months-old
The toddlers were found unresponsive by their dad Columbus Canada, inside their apt in a family shelter in the Bronx, NY, on Saturday evening
Officers were dispatched to the shelter after receiving the first call at 7:20 pm and found the woman nude in the kitchen of the apartment setting things on fire
Police stayed at the scene for 30 minutes before taking her into custody, not realizing that the children were dead in the bathroom
It was only when the children’s father arrived at the home that he checked the bathroom and found the two young boys dead in the filled tub
Canada discovered his boys dead one day after he walked out of the apt. during argument with Fleming
He found boys with knife stabs, concealed under a sheet over a filled bathtub and called officers back to the apt
Fleming thought her children were ‘devils’ and she would often talk about demons, according to her family
It’s been revealed that Fleming wrote online, at 6am the morning of her massacre: ‘It’s only one true God and I repent from all wrong doings and negative influence. Leaving all things that’s no longer serves me…Thank you for your mercy’
Fleming remains in custody as a person of interest
A mother was heard screaming ‘what did I do?’ moments before she was arrested for allegedly killing her two young children – who were found stabbed to death in a New York City apartment.
The three-year-old and 11-month-old were knifed multiple times in the neck and torso before being concealed in the bathtub at the Bronx home. Police arrested the boys’ ‘erratic, naked’ mother as a person of interest.
The ‘Killer mom’, Dimone Fleming, 22, allegedly, asked for MERCY in social media post just HOURS before ‘stabbing two sons to death and hiding them in bathtub’: She believed boys, 3 and 11-months-old, were ‘devils’ – and dad found their lifeless bodies
The horrific incident occurred at an apartment in a family shelter near in Mount Hope around 7:20pm on Saturday. Emergency services were called to the scene and found the young children dead.
Neighbors in the apartment building recall seeing the frantic mother holding her head and screaming: ‘What did I do? What did I do?’ in the hallway just moments before the police first arrived.
The children’s father, who discovered his lifeless children in the filled bathtub, had been in an argument with the his partner the day before. He left the home and reportedly, had stayed in his car overnight,
Police arrested Fleming, who was found ‘erratic and naked’ before they realized that the two youngsters had been stabbed multiple times in the neck and torso.
The mother-of-two was taken into custody around 7:50pm, police said in a late-night press conference, revealing the arrest came about a half hour before the bodies were discovered.
Responding officers missed the children’s bodies during their first visit to the scene – and it was their father, Columbus Canada, who made the tragic discovery Saturday night.
Officers initially were sent to the residence after receiving a call at 7:20 pm complaining of an ‘erratic’ woman acting. Upon arrival, police said, they found a woman nude in the kitchen lighting objects on fire.
Fleming who was ‘acting irrational,’ was taken into custody without incident and transported to a local hospital for evaluation.
Minutes after officers left, the boys’ father discovered his two boys unresponsive in the bathtub of apartment, and called officers back a second time around 7:55 pm.
Before their arrival, neighbors helped the Canada the toddlers from the tub, which was filled with water and covered with a bed sheet , then attempted to resuscitate them.
They were were transported to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital where they were pronounced dead, according to police. Their mother is currently in custody as a person of interest.
Deputy Chief Louis De Ceglie of Patrol Borough Bronx said that on Saturday at 11 pm ‘Officers arrived and found a 22-year-old female naked inside of the apartment on the third floor acting irrational’. The initial report received by officers had warned of a ‘female acting erratic, but non-violent,’ with no weapons.
‘The officers took the female into custody without incident, and awaited the response of the ambulance.’
Officers were thought to have missed the boys’ bodies upon their first stop at the home, due to them being stashed in the bathroom at the time of their response.
At some point after before cops arrived a second time, the boys’ panicked father made an impassioned plea for help upon discovering his sons’ bodies.
That call was reportedly heard by a neighbor a floor above on the fourth-floor, who helped the distraught dad pull the kids out of the tub when he found them and administer CPR.
Efforts to resuscitate the children, however, ultimately proved unsuccessful.
Police on return found one of the children on the bed, and the other on the floor in the apartment.
The medical examiner will determine the cause of death, police said.
Neighbors at the Bronx public housing building suggest that the murders may have been the culmination of a domestic dispute, which were not unknown to family – the boys’ parents had been fighting earlier in the day a neighbor said.
Police said there had been one previous call to the residence for a dispute ‘several years ago.’
Fleming who has not yet been declared an official suspect, remains in custody as a person of interest in the case. No charges have been filed.