The mom of two younger boys whose bodies were found in the bathtub of their Bronx residence has been charged with homicide of their stabbing deaths — after she shared a quote on Facebook about wanting youngsters to know they’re all the time protected at residence.
Dimone Fleming, 22, was charged on the forty sixth Precinct late Sunday with two counts every of homicide, intention to commit homicide and homicide: wicked indifference to an individual lower than 11 years previous.
Her sons — 11-month-old Octavius Canada and 3-year-old DeShawn Fleming — had been discovered dead Saturday night time of their condo at a homeless shelter at 246 Echo Place in Mount Hope.
The boys every had “a number of stab wounds” to the neck and torso, Deputy Chief Louis Deceglie advised reporters.
Just hours earlier than the boys had been discovered, Fleming shared a quote on social media about dad and mom wanting to guard their kids.
“I need my kids to all the time know … if the connection ain’t working COME HOME! If the payments develop into overwhelming COME HOME! If you’re feeling unsafe COME HOME! If one thing don’t really feel proper COME HOME!” mentioned the submit, initially written by one other Facebook consumer and shared by the mom Saturday morning.
“I need my youngsters to all the time know they will come residence … I by no means believed within the saying ‘they 18 they grown,’” the submit continues.
Fleming had been taken into custody as an individual of curiosity earlier than the kids had been discovered after cops responded to the condo on a report of a girl “appearing irrationally” and igniting issues within the kitchen.
She was discovered bare on the third ground, police mentioned.
However, cops didn’t discover the slain boys buried underneath a pile of garments within the bathtub once they took her away.
A neighbor had advised police that the youngsters’ dad had them, authorities mentioned.
Police returned to the shelter about 8 p.m. after a 911 name from the frantic dad, Columbus Canada, 31, who discovered his sons’ lifeless our bodies.
On Sunday, legislation enforcement sources advised The Post that Fleming might have killed her sons as a result of she believed they had been possessed.
“She made statements concerning the satan — uncommon statements,” a police supply mentioned.
In an earlier Facebook submit, the mother additionally chillingly wrote: “It’s just one true God and I repent from all improper doings and detrimental affect. Leaving all issues that’s now not serves me…… Thank you in your mercy.”
The girl was beforehand investigated by the Administration for Children’s Services after DeShawn was born, in keeping with sources, who mentioned she was suspected of improperly caring for the boy.