A MOTHER has been charged with murder after one of her six-week-old twins was found dead "under a sink" and the other discovered in a crib with a knife "sticking out of its head".
Danezja Kilpatrick, 23, faces additional charges of acting in a manner injurious to a child and criminal possession of a weapon after her children Dallas and Dakota Bentley were found dead inside her New York City home.
The gruesome discovery was made inside Kilpatrick's Woodside, Queens apartment on Thursday after a concerned relative called 911 for a welfare check.
The relative said they had shared a worrisome conversation with Kilpatrick and grew concerned for the children's well-being.
Police arrived at the apartment at 3pm to find the mother sitting on a bed inside the home.
The New York Daily News cited a police source saying that the twins' mom allegedly told cops "I do not want them".
Dallas was found in a bassinet in a bedroom with knife sticking out of his head, police said.
Kilpatrick then directed officer to a cabinet beneath the sink where they found Dakota swaddled in a blanket, inside of a small plastic bag.
Dakota was unresponsive and had signs of trauma to her body, according to police.
Both of the children were pronounced dead at the scene.
In a complaint, police wrote that Kilpatrick was "nonresponsive and appeared to be highly agitated” throughout the encounter.
She offered no additional information to the cops about what happened.
An autopsy is being carried out on the two young twins.
Kilpatrick, meanwhile, is said to have undergone medical evaluation.
“This is really a tragedy for the whole family. I don’t know what to say,” a spokesperson for the NYPD told the Daily News.
When asked if Kilpatrick suffered from mental illness, the spokesperson replied: "Mental illness is big."
Kilpatrick has no previous criminal record.
She was initially taken into the 114th Precinct for questioning before being officially charged on Thursday afternoon.
Investigators said they are "reviewing all statements" and going through footage captured by body cameras activated by cops attending the 911 call at the apartment.
Neighbor Alexandra Felix told CBS: "I’m a mom. [It's] heartbreaking. It just really affects me."
Another nearby resident, who didn't want to be named, told the New York Post: "I never heard any babies, crying or arguing or nothing.
"They were just quiet people. You wouldn’t know there were babies inside."
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