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A Queens mother has been charged with two counts of murder for the brutal deaths of her two six-week-old twins, whose bodies were found stabbed to death in her apartment Thursday - one with a knife sticking out of his head.
Danezja Kilpatrick, 23, was charged less than 24 hours after officers with the New York Police Department discovered the six-week-old twins, a boy and a girl, inside the Woodside Houses on 51st Street and 32nd Avenue.
Police first found the infant boy - Dakota Bentley - inside a bedroom crib with a knife sticking out of his head, the Daily News reported, citing police sources.
When asked about the second child, the young mother indicated that the girl - named Dallis Bently - was under the sink, which is where police found her wrapped in a pink blanket, sources said.
Kilpatrick has been charged with two counts of murder, two counts of acting in a manner injurious to a child and one count of criminal possession of a weapon.
Pictures of the two babies have since emerged on social media.
Kilpatrick's sister had posted a picture of the babies when they were born in March with the caption: 'Huge congratulations to my Sister Danezja on her newborn twins Dallas and Dakota Kilpatrick. I’m so happy for her'.
Twins Dallas and Dakota Kilpatrick were found dead at their mom's apartment on Wednesday
Kilpatrick's sister had posted pictures of the babies when they were born in March with the caption: 'Huge congratulations to my Sister Danezja on her newborn twins Dallas and Dakota Kilpatrick'. It is not clear who the woman in the photograph is
The New York City's Medical Examiner unit rolled a gurney out of the apartment on Thursday afternoon after a grisly discovery of two infant twins were found in a housing complex
Police wheeled a gurney out of the housing complex; it's unclear if both infants were wrapped in the black cover; their mother has been taken into custody, but not arrested
Police rolled the gurney out of the apartment complex as the mother said she didn't want them
A relative had requested a wellness check to the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) building in Woodside after the 23-year-old woman gave evasive answers when asked about the babies' whereabouts, according to a police source.
Sources said the mother appeared agitated when police arrived to the scene, the New York Post reported.
'I do not want them,' she reportedly told arriving officers, according to the New York Daily News.
'I can't take it anymore,' she told police, according to the Post.
'I do not want them,' the young mother reportedly told arriving officers
The Woodside Houses in Queens is a low-income community run by NYC's Housing Authority
An EMS paramedic pronounced both the both and the girl dead.
Police recovered a knife at the scene and brought Kilpatrick in for questioning.
The Administration for Children's Services is also investigating the death of the twins.
Neighbors said the woman had just moved into the apartment last month, according to the Post.
'I'm so sad. I'm shook. I'm heartbroken,' Janelis Perez, 31, told the Post.
A neighbor said she hadn't heard anything she considered suspicious.
Officers from the NYPD's Crime Scene Unit entered the apartment to search for clues