Mother Charged With Murder After Police Find Twin Babies Dead In Queens Apartment

The mother of twin babies who were found dead in Queens was arrested Friday and now faces criminal charges; CBS2's Andrea Grymes reports.

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- There are some new developments tonight in the deaths of twin babies in Queens. Just a short time ago, the mother of the children was arrested, and now, faces criminal charges.

- CBS 2's Andrew Grymes is live in Woodside, Queens with the latest. Andrea?

ANDREA GRYMES: Dick and Kristine, neighbors are calling this an unconscionable crime. Within the last 45 minutes, we've learned from police that 23-year-old Danezja Kilpatrick is facing charges, including murder, in the deaths of her twin babies.

One candle burned for two murdered babies outside the Woodside houses in Queens. Police say 46-day-old twins, Dakota and Dallas Bentley, were found dead inside their fifth floor apartment.

NICOLE BICKETT: It hit hard, because I was crying last night when I heard it. They're innocent babies. They didn't deserve that.

- Neighbor and mom of three, Nicole Bickett, says, she never saw the young family living on the other side of the hall.

- Whoever was home, the babies [INAUDIBLE]. Because they was innocent.

- The NYPD crime scene unit spent the day processing the scene. A home that turned into a house of horrors for this little brother and sister. Police say their mom's cousin called 911 yesterday concerned about the baby's. Sources say the mom told officers, I do not want them, when they arrived for a wellness check around 3:15 yesterday afternoon. Investigators found one of the babies in a crib with what appeared to be stab wounds.

DAVID BARRERE: Officers questioned the mother about the second baby, and she pointed towards the sink.

- That's where they found the baby's twin, also, unresponsive and wrapped in a pink blanket in a bag under the sink. Police recovered a knife from the scene and took 23-year-old Danezja Kilpatrick in for questioning. Sources say she has an extensive psychiatric history in Yonkers, where she recently moved from. Police records show she was accused in, at least, one domestic violence incident involving her sister. As for this case, residents say, it's just heartbreaking.

ROSSANNE YCAZA: For me, it's, like, a shock. You know what I'm saying? Killing two babies, they're twins. It makes no sense.

ANDREA GRYMES: The City Medical Examiner is determining exactly how those twins died. Meantime, police sources say, Kilpatrick lived here alone with her children. Again, tonight, she is facing numerous charges, including murder. Reporting live in Woodside, Queens, Andrea Grymes, CBS 2 News.

- That's heartbreaking, Andrea. Thank you.