A MOM whose six-week-old twins were found dead "under a sink" and with stab wounds in a crib allegedly told cops "I do not want them", say reports.
One of the infants was reportedly found with a knife sticking out of his head after a concerned relative called 911 for a welfare check in New York City.
Six-week-old babies Dallis and Dakota Bentley were both found dead in their Queens apartment on Thursday.
The New York Daily News cited a police source saying that the twins' mom allegedly told cops "I do not want them".
During a press conference, Chief of Housing David Barrere said that at about 3.10pm yesterday, emergency services responded to a 911 call for a wellness check at the Woodside Houses on 51st Street and 32nd Avenue.
He said: "They saw a six-week-old baby inside of a crib, unconscious and unresponsive with trauma to the body.
"Officers questioned the mother about the second baby, and she pointed towards the sink."
They "discovered a second child, under the sink area, wrapped in a blanket, who was also unconscious, and unresponsive".
Barrere said that paramedics responded and "announced both babies deceased at the scene.
"The children's 23-year-old mother was taken into custody at the scene, [and] a knife was recovered at the scene."
He confirmed that "a family member was concerned about the children's welfare" so had made the 911 call to the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) building after "speaking to the mother".
The unnamed mom had sparked concern after fobbing off a relative who had asked after her twins, reports the New York Post.
Sources told the paper she appeared 'agitated' upon the cops' arrival.
The Daily News reported that Dallis had been found unresponsive in his crib, with a knife sticking out of his head – according to unnamed police sources.
The boy was found with what appeared to be stab wounds, police sources told the NYP and CBS New York.
His sibling's body was found wrapped in a pink blanket under the sink, say cops.
At the press conference, Barrere said "the chief officer is working alongside the medical examiner, who will determine the cause of death".
The mom's name has not as yet been released, but she was taken to the 114th Precinct for questioning, sources told reporters.
When asked about the twins' father, Barrere said he didn't have details about the dad. He also said the mom "has no criminal record we know about".
He added that investigators are "reviewing all statements" and going through footage captured by body cameras activated by cops attending the 911 call at the apartment.
Neighbor Alexandra Felix told CBS: "I’m a mom. [It's] heartbreaking. It just really affects me."
Another nearby resident, who didn't want to be named, told the New York Post: "I never heard any babies, crying or arguing or nothing.
"They were just quiet people. You wouldn’t know there were babies inside."
A spokesman for the NYPD told The Sun Online that the mom is still being questioned over the deaths, and has not been officially arrested or charged.
The deaths are considered suspicious, reports NBC New York.
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