Sunday 27 November 2022 05:56 PM PICTURED: 'Erratic' mother who 'stabbed her two young children to death and hid ... trends now
An 'erratic' mother was arrested for allegedly stabbing her two young children to death in their New York City apartment - after cops missed the tots' bodies during their first visit to the scene.
Dimone Fleming, 22, is suspected of knifing her three-year-old son, Deshawn and 11-month-old, Octavius, to death before concealing them in the bathtub in the Bronx.
Police arrested Fleming, who was found 'erratic and naked' before they realized that the two youngsters had been stabbed multiple times in the neck and torso.
The horrific incident occurred at an apartment in a family shelter near in Mount Hope around 7:20pm on Saturday. Emergency services were called to the scene twice - and only on the second trip did they find the young children dead.
Witnesses living in the building told DailyMail.com they saw the frantic mother holding her head and screaming: 'What did I do? What did I do?' in the hallway just moments before the police first arrived.
The children's father, who discovered his lifeless children in the filled bathtub, had been in an argument with Fleming the day before. He left the home a day prior and had stayed in his car overnight, DailyMail.com understands.
Fleming, who has not yet been declared an official suspect, remains in custody as a person of interest in the case. No charges have been filed.
Dimone Fleming, 22, pictured with her eldest son Deshawn, 3, who was found lifeless along with his younger brother in the bathtub of their Bronx home. Police were initially called to the scene because of Fleming's 'erratic' behavior. They removed her, but apparently did not realize that her sons were dead in the bathroom. It was only when the kids' father arrived that the police were alerted to the children's tragic deaths
The 22-year-old mom was taken into custody around 7:50pm after officers initially were sent to the residence after receiving a call complaining about her erratic behavior.
Upon arrival, police said, they found a woman nude in the kitchen lighting objects on fire. They stayed at the scene for 30 minutes before taking her into custody - apparently not realizing that