A mentally-ill Queens mom accused of murdering her six-week old twins poisoned the infants’ milk, burned one with hot water and pressed a knife into the other tot’s neck to kill them, she revealed to authorities.
Danezja Kilpatrick’s shocking confession came to light at a Saturday arraignment where she was ordered held without bail — under a doctor’s care — on charges of murder, endangering the welfare of a child and weapons possession for the death of her son Dallas and daughter Dakota.
The children were found dead by police inside their Woodside Houses apartment Thursday afternoon, while Kilpatrick sat quietly in the home.
“The babies wouldn’t let me sleep,” Kilpatrick, 23, told police after her Thursday arrest, prosecutors said. “I just gave up and stopped caring. I didn’t care about the babies, that’s why I poisoned them.”
“I didn’t want them anymore,” she said. “They are dead.”
Dallas was found lying face down inside his bassinet in a rear bedroom with a knife sticking out of the back of his neck. Dakota was found swaddled in a blanket and stuffed inside a black plastic bag underneath the sink, prosecutors said.
Kilpatrick told police that she didn’t know the twins’ father and no one was helping her with newborn children.
At first, she tried to poison the infants by mixing Pine Sol into their milk, prosecutors said.
She then placed Dakota in the bathtub face down and ran hot water over her back until she stopped crying, Queens Assistant District Attorney Adarna DeFrietas said, reading from Kilpatrick’s confession.
Kilpatrick wrapped her baby girl in a blanket and stuffed the infant in a plastic bag before placing her under the sink, “causing her death,” according to court papers.
Kilpatrick then laid Dallas face-down in the bassinet, put a knife to the back of his neck and pushed it deeper into the tot’s flesh, prosecutors said. She placed a blanket over Dallas after he died.
The killings could have taken place as early as Monday, prosecutors said.
The woman’s sister, Quanteya Kilpatrick, told the Daily News that she never believed Danezja would harm her children. But she did feel that something was wrong Thursday when Danzeja blocked her calls and locked her out when she showed up at the 51st St. apartment.
“As soon as I walked in I knew something was off,” Quanteya, 39, said Friday. “Something was giving me bad vibes … There were no baby clothes, no baby bottles. She told me the babies were with their father.”
The suspect’s concerned cousin Keywona Llanos, an NYPD housing officer, called 911 following her own worrisome conversation with Fitzpatrick’s mother, cops said.
The mom had recently moved to Queens from Yonkers, where police confirmed a May 2, 2018, incident where she allegedly punched her sister repeatedly in the head and body.
The complaint said Kilpatrick was “nonresponsive and appeared to be highly agitated” when police arrived, and the sister declined to press charges.