Danezja Kilpatrick allegedly could no longer care for her kids so she killed them and spent 4 days with their corpses before being discovered by cops.
Trigger Warning: This story contains graphic details of child abuse and murder that may be disturbing to some readers.
A mother from New York allegedly killed her twin babies and is suspected to have stayed with their lifeless bodies for four days. Danezja Kilpatrick was recently charged with murdering her twin children, son Dallis and daughter Dakota Bentley in their home in Queens, New York. The gruesome details of how the 23-year-old mother reportedly killed the twins have now been revealed by prosecutors. According to the New York Post, Kilpatrick first mixed disinfectant Pine Sol in milk before feeding it to her children in bottles. When that didn't work, she laid them in the bathtub and poured scalding water over them.
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Following this heartless act, Dakota stopped moving while she was underwater. Authorities said that the mom immediately picked up the child, wrapped her tiny body in a pink blanket, placed it inside a black plastic bag, before shoving it under the kitchen sink. But her other six-week-old baby, Dallis, somehow survived the poisoned milk and the hot water in the bathtub. Therefore, to finish him off the cruel mother stabbed him in the neck, alleged prosecutors. According to court records, Dallis was found lying face down inside a bassinet. He had a knife sticking out from the back of his neck.
What the actual fuck— B (@SimplyBlessingg) April 26, 2021
Mum 'poisoned and scalded her 6 week-old twins before spending four days with corpses' - Mirror Online https://t.co/r92Jzezx7D
Police found the lifeless infants at about 3:10 p.m. on Thursday after a relative contacted the police and requested a welfare check at the apartment situated in the Woodside Houses at 51st Street at 32nd Avenue. When cops first discovered their bodies, Kilpatrick allegedly complained, "I can't take it anymore," per a criminal complaint. "The babies wouldn’t let me sleep," she told officers after being arrested, according to the Mirror. "I just gave up and stopped caring. I didn’t care about the babies, that’s why I poisoned them."
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The family of the slaughtered twins have been left devasted and shocked as they wondered how things went awry just a month after welcoming the two kids with immense joy. Speaking to the New York Daily News, Kilpatrick's sister, Quanteya Kilpatrick said, "She loved them. She never gave me a feeling that she didn’t. She always suffered from (mental illness) but I never saw her struggle with it while the babies were there." While Quanteya could never imagine her sister hurting her children, she did mention sensing something was amiss when she had arrived at Kilpatrick's place on the day of the killings after her sister had blocked her calls and initially locked her out.
‘She loved them’: Mother of twin babies found dead in Queens home charged with murdering her six-week-old children – NewsEverything NewYork https://t.co/gjUXCz1eK6— NewsEverything (@NewsEverything_) April 24, 2021
"As soon as I walked in I knew something was off," said the 39-year-old of the visit. "Something was giving me bad vibes...There were no baby clothes, no baby bottles. She told me the babies were with their father." Kilpatrick's mother told police officers that she was not aware who the father of the twins was but noted that her daughter had no help raising the kids. It was the suspect's cousin Keywona Llanos, an NYPD housing officer, who called the cops out of concern after having a troublesome conversation with the mother. "This is really a tragedy for the whole family. I don’t know what to say. I’m at a loss for words," said Llanos, who was left devastated. "I just don’t know what happened. I loved them so much. They were the best. I would have done anything for them," added the housing officer.
Know her story and life you can't judge. Yes she was wrong but who knows she may not have had a helping hand for her to call on. No excuses given at all, I'm speaking reality.— Jennifer Lewis (@Jennylou318) April 26, 2021
Police also confirmed that the suspect, who had moved to Queens recently from Yonkers, had been involved in a May 2, 2018, incident where she was alleged to have repeatedly punched her sister in the body and head. Per the complaint Kilpatrick was "nonresponsive and appeared to be highly agitated" when cops arrived at the scene, and that her sister declined to press charges. Kilpatrick was charged with two counts each of first and second-degree murder, criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree, and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.
If convicted of her these charges, the mother faces a life sentence without the possibility of parole. She is due to appear in court on May 21.