Mom from Queens Allegedly Confesses to Killing Newborn Twins for Not Letting Her Get Enough Sleep
23-year-old Danezja Kilpatrick reportedly admitted to killing her twins, Dallis and Dakota Bentley, who were found dead in the mother's apartment when police did a welfare check.
Dallis and Dakota Bentley were only 64 days old when the police found them dead in their mother's apartment in Queens. The authorities found Dallis dead in his crib, and Dakota was hidden beneath the sink.
Danezja Kilpatrick, the babies' mother, was taken into custody and is being held without bail. The 23-year-old is facing multiple charges, including two counts of first- and second-degree murder.
Kilpatrick attended her first court hearing over the weekend, where a prosecutor revealed that the young mother had confessed to murdering her two infants. The prosecutor reported that Kilpatrick said:
"The babies wouldn't let me sleep."
When police officers questioned the New York native about the death of her children, she allegedly said that she didn't want them anymore and gave a detailed description about how she went about killing them.
N.Y.C. Mom Accused of Killing Her Newborn Twins Allegedly Said They 'Wouldn't Let Me Sleep' https://t.co/LLblUWnNgt— People (@people) April 26, 2021
NOT HER FIRST ATTEMPT
The mother's eventual success in killing her twins was not her first attempt at getting rid of them. The prosecutor also shared that Kilpatrick had allegedly tried to poison Dakota and Dallis by mixing Pinesol into their milk.
Clarence allegedly got rid of the remains by burning the bodies in a furnace.
The 23-year-old mother's poisoning efforts occurred when the infants were only 46 days old. The prosecutor revealed that Kilpatrick relayed her second and successful attempt, including burning Dakota with hot water and stabbing Dallis.
#BREAKING Twins who appeared to be a boy and a girl less than a month old were found dead inside their Woodside home, and their mother has been taken in for questioning, law enforcement sources told NBC New Yorkhttps://t.co/B3XsWQXgIy— NBC New York (@NBCNewYork) April 22, 2021
DISCOVERING THE BODIES
The bodies of Dakota and Dallis were discovered when Kilpatrick's cousin called 911 and requested a welfare check. The cousin reported that the family hadn't heard from Kilpatrick, and they were worried about the children.
Upon arrival, the authorities found the babies unconscious and unresponsive, with EMS pronouncing them dead later on. Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz shared her shock over the incident, saying:
"Two babies are dead and their mother charged with doing the unthinkable. This should have been a joyous time for this family.”
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Kilpatrick is not the only woman confessing to the police about heinous crimes, as Barbara Krusen reportedly came forward to reveal information about the death of Angela Cox and her son in 2002.
The mother and son disappeared from Salem, Ark, almost a decade ago, and Barbara allegedly confessed that her husband, Clarence Krusen killed them.
A lone candle burned Friday morning outside the Woodside Houses, where police say 46-day-old twins Dakota and Dallis Bentley were found dead in their fifth floor apartment. https://t.co/NldbyorFHb— 48 Hours (@48hours) April 24, 2021
Clarence was killed during a shooting in Laredo, Texas, in 2012, and his death gave his widow the courage to come forward and reveal what he had told her. Barbara said that her husband had confided in her that he killed Cox and her son.
Clarence allegedly got rid of the remains by burning the bodies in a furnace. The police are looking into the allegations but are yet to find evidence that supports Barbara's claims.
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