Bronx mom Dimone Fleming held without bail for murder of two young sons

  • In US
  • 2022-12-02 01:13:00Z
  • By NY Daily News

The woman charged with stabbing her two young sons to death in the Bronx was arraigned on murder charges and held without bail on Thursday, officials said.

Dimone "Brenda" Fleming, 22, had a virtual hearing in Bronx Criminal Court from her bed at St. Barnabas Hospital.

She was charged with two counts of murder Sunday but has not yet been released from the hospital, where she was forced to undergo a psychiatric evaluation after killing 11-month-old Octavius Canada and 3-year-old Daishawn Fleming, according to police.

She's also charged with manslaughter, a criminal complaint stated.

The boys' lifeless bodies were found Saturday night inside the family's apartment in a shelter on Echo Place near the Grand Concourse in Mount Hope.

The little victims had been stabbed repeatedly to the neck and torso, shoved in a bathtub and hidden underneath clothing in the third-floor unit.

Earlier, a 911 caller beckoned police to the apartment where Fleming was naked and acting erratically.

Police were there for about a half hour while the mortally wounded boys were dead feet away.

Cops said a family friend told them the boys were with Fleming's boyfriend, Columbus Canada.

Canada later found his baby son, Octavius, and the boy's half-brother Daishawn in the bathtub.

Octavius' great aunt, Casey Canada, said that Fleming had been talked obsessively about "demons" prior to the heartless slayings.

"She thought the kids were devils," Casey Canada said. "She said she was afraid of them."

Columbus Canada, however, told the Daily News he forgives Fleming for killing the boys.

"I want people to know what a good parent she was. She is," he said. "People will say a bunch of criticizing things ... I just want you to know she was a great person. A great parent. Everything."


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