The family members of a woman in Bronx, US, Dimone “Brenda” Fleming, who allegedly kill3d her 11-month-old son, Octavius Canada, and 3-year-old son, Daishawn Fleming, have said the suspect is obsessed with demons.
According to Daily News US, the heartbroken relatives said the 22-year-old suspect thought her children were devils. The incident took place on Saturday night in a family shelter on Echo Place in New York.
The police believe the boys’ mother, stabbed them to death, though an autopsy will determine if the children died of their wounds or from drowning. Fleming is undergoing psychiatric care and has not yet been charged.
The police added that the lifeless body of the boys were found in an overflowing Bronx bathtub, after they were fatally stabbed in the neck and torso.
The great aunt to the 11-month-old, Casey Canada, said the suspect 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.
Casey however said, the victim definitely loved her sons adding that her love for her sons “wasn’t fake.”
The paternal grandmother to the deceased 11-month-old, Octavius said, “They were beautiful children, and they did not deserve to die. It’s simple as that.”
Octavius’ father, Columbus Canada, 31, told the police that he had been staying in his car after getting into a fight with Fleming the night before. He returned home Saturday night to find the boys’ lifeless bodies.