NYC mom charged after stabbing death of her two children

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NYPD patrol car, NYC - File Photo
NYPD patrol car, NYC - File Photo

NEW YORK, NY – A Bronx mother was charged with stabbing and killing her two young boys inside their Bronx apartment. Octavius Fleming-Canada, 11 months old; and Dashawn Flemming, 3, were found dead in a bathtub, concealed with a pile of clothes by a concerned neighbor shortly after police arrested their mom for erratic behavior inside their Echo Place family shelter apartment in the Mount Hope neighborhood.

Police arrested Dimone Fleming, 22, after being summoned to the apartment in regard to a domestic disturbance call. Police said she was acting irrationally, trying to burn items in the kitchen area of the apartment. Police said Fleming was naked when they arrived. She was arrested at around 7:50 pm.

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Minutes after leaving the apartment, police were called back after receiving a 911 call that two children were found unresponsive in the bathtub of the apartment.

The NYPD said officers checked the bathroom during their first visit, but the tub appeared to just be full of clothes. They didn’t know that under the piles of clothes lay they bodies of the two boys.


Upon their return, officers located the two young children dead, with multiple stab wounds to their bodies. Police and EMTs tried unsuccessfully to revive the boys, but they were officially pronounced dead at the hospital.