Dimone Fleming is a twenty two year old woman from New York who allegedly stabbed her ten month old and her three year old sons to dead. According to police reports Dimone Fleming would stab the two boys repeatedly before putting them in the bathtub and covering them with clothes. When NYPD arrived at the scene, neighbour called due to her erratic behaviour , they initially did not find the two children however the father of the boys would make the discovery. Dimone Fleming would be arrested and brought to a local hospital. As of this writing the NYPD have not charged her with the murders of her two young children.
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Heartbroken relatives of the 11-month and 3-year-old boys found fatally stabbed in an overflowing Bronx bathtub say their mother, suspected of killing them, is obsessed with demons.
“They were beautiful children and they did not deserve to die. It’s simple as that,” Beverly Hill, the paternal grandmother of 11-month-old victim Octavius Canada told the Daily News. “They were beautiful and they had no reason to die.”
Cops believe the boys’ mother, Dimone “Brenda” Fleming, stabbed them to death. Dimone Fleming, 22, is undergoing psychiatric care and has not yet been charged.
Octavius and his 3-year-old sibling, Daishawn Fleming, were found repeatedly stabbed in the neck and torso Saturday night in a family shelter on Echo Place near the Grand Concourse in Mount Hope, police sources said.
Octavius’ great aunt, Casey Canada, said Fleming had been talking obsessively about “demons.”
“She thought the kids were devils. She said she was afraid of them,” said Casey Canada, who looked after both boys and raised their father, Columbus Canada, like a second mother.
But Casey Canada was baffled why Fleming would allegedly take her children’s lives.
“She definitely loved them for sure,” Casey Canada said. “That wasn’t fake.
Fleming, who went by the nickname “Brenda,” clashed with her own relatives and Canada’s family, Casey Canada said.
“There wasn’t a moment I was around her she wasn’t loving with the children — but with adults she could change in a moment,” the great aunt said. “She just snapped.”
Cops were initially called to the scene because Fleming was acting erratically but didn’t find the young children, who were submerged in a bathtub covered with clothes and a bed sheet, sources said.
Octavius’ father, Columbus Canada, arrived minutes after police left and found the youngsters, then desperately tried to revive them before police returned.
Columbus has three other children from prior relationships who were all close to the murdered two boys, his mother said.
“How is he going to tell them? They’ve gotten close to these other children, to their brothers,” Hill said. “They can’t understand.”
“[Columbus] is not doing well at all. He can’t get over the fact that she did this. He don’t even understand what happened. Who would do something like this?” Hill added. “The whole family is like, ‘Why?’ If you got a problem, you could have said something to somebody. You don’t have to f—ing kill the kids.”
Canada works dutifully to support his children, Hill said, and his family barely had the chance to get to know know little Octavius.
“They liked to play with cars, they liked to play with trucks, they liked video games. They liked to go school and play with crayon,” Canada’s sister Shakira Canada said of the two slain boys. “They liked to go to the park. And now they can’t do any of that.”
Casey Canada helped raise her nephew Columbus, describing herself as like a second mom to him, and enjoyed visits from him and the two slain boys.
“Octavius would never cry — and you know babies, they cry about everything…. He was a happy go-lucky happy baby,” Casey Canada said. “Daishawn just wanted to play with toys. When he came over, he just wanted to play with blocks.”
Hill said she didn’t want to speculate on Fleming’s motives.
“I don’t know and I don’t care. All I know is that my grandkids are f—ing dead,” she said.
“They shouldn’t have died. That shouldn’t have happened. And her a– ain’t dead. She should have killed her own f—ing self.”
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A mother is in custody after an 11-month-old boy and a 3-year-old boy were stabbed to death in the Bronx Saturday evening.
New York police responded to a call of an emotionally disturbed person at a family shelter apartment around 7:20 p.m. When they arrived, they found a 24-year-old naked woman acting erratic but not in a violent manner.
Officers were told the woman “was trying to burn items inside of the kitchen area,” Deputy Chief Louis De Ceglie of Patrol Borough Bronx said during a press briefing.
The woman was taken into custody for a psychological evaluation. Before leaving for the hospital, a family friend told officers the children were with their father.
The woman was taken from the premises at approximately 7:50 p.m. Roughly five minutes later, a second 911 call from the same location reported two babies not breathing. Officers returned to the apartment and found the boys with multiple stab wounds to their necks and torsos, unresponsive.
Officers and a family member tried to resuscitate the children while awaiting an ambulance, which took them to a hospital where they died, police said.
De Ceglie said the father is not in custody, and that the mother is in custody as a person of interest.
Dimone Fleming Officially Charged With Murder
A mother has been charged with murder in the stabbings of two small children in a Bronx apartment, police said Monday.
Dimone Fleming, 22, is accused of killing 11-month-old Octavius Fleming-Canada and 3-year-old Dashawn Fleming, who were found with multiple stab wounds on Saturday in the apartment in the Mount Hope neighborhood were the family had been living. The children were pronounced dead at a hospital.
Fleming, the boys’ mother, was taken to a hospital for a psychiatric evaluation and arrested there Sunday, police said in a news release. It wasn’t clear if Fleming had an attorney who could comment on the charges against her.
The boy’s grandfather said he spoke to Fleming just an hour before the unthinkable happened. He’s been struggling, along with the rest of the Bronx community, to make sense of what happened.
“Something’s not adding up here,” Dwane Fleming told News 4 by phone from Pennsylvania. he told News 4 by phone Sunday. “I called her about an hour, hour and a half before it even happened. She let on that she wasn’t comfortable in her relationship.”
Authorities have said the baby boys were found in a bathtub, stabbed multiple times. Officers responded to a report of a “female acting erratic, but non-violent, with no weapons” around 7:20 p.m., Deputy Chief Louis De Ceglie of Patrol Borough Bronx said during a press briefing late Saturday.
Police were told a woman was trying to burn items in the kitchen and found her in the third-floor apartment “acting irrational,” De Ceglie said.
She was taken into custody without incident until the arrival of an ambulance, which transported her to St. Barnabas Hospital for evaluation at about 7:50 p.m.
De Ceglie said officers and a family member tried to resuscitate the children while awaiting an ambulance, which took them to NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center where they died.
“It’s about two kids that got murdered. But the way I think about it, I’m losing three,” Fleming said.
Brittany Hudson is close with the family. Standing near the growing memorial outside the Mount Hope apartment complex, she still can’t believe what happened.
“The 11-month-old was new to the world, but the 3-year-old he was very smart, always sharing with my sons, that’s how they became close,” Hudson said.
The city’s Department of Social Services, which runs the family shelter where Fleming lived, issued a statement: “This is an incredibly heart-breaking and shocking tragedy. We offer our deepest condolences to all who have been impacted and stand ready to provide them with any support they need during this incredibly difficult time.”
The boys’ grandfather still does not know what happened, and said his daughter has never shown any behavior like what’s she been accused of doing.
“My grandbabies are innocent, they didn’t deserve this. I want justice to be done and served. And even if my daughter did this, she has to pay the consequences — but I’m not going to stop loving her as a father,” he said.