Mom Indicted in Fatal Gas Poisoning of 2 Bronx Kids: DA

A grand jury indicted Lisette Bamenga on murder charges for deaths of her two children, 3-month-old Violet Noel and 4-year-old Trevor Noel

By Mathew R. Warren
|  Friday, Jul 13, 2012  |  Updated 5:21 PM EDT
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Bronx Mom Indicted for Murdering 2 Kids: DA

3-month-old Violet Noel and 4-year-old Trevor Noel.

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The mother of two Bronx children who died from gas poisoning earlier this month was indicted on murder charges Friday, prosecutors announced.

A grand jury indicted Lisette Bamenga on one count of Murder in the first degree, and two counts of Murder in the second degree in the deaths of 3-month-old Violet Noel and 4-year-old Trevor Noel.

Prosecutors allege that on July 5, Bamenga, 29, fed her children windshield wiper fluid mixed with grape juice, then tried drowning them in a bath tub, and finally locked them in the kitchen of their ninth floor apartment at 1500 Noble avenue and turned on the gas.

Police responded to reports of a gas leak the following morning and found the two dead children, along with their mother who was unconscious. Bamenga had lacerations on her wrist and had attempted to commit suicide, police said.

Bamenga remains hospitalized and is being held without bail.

A request for comment from Bamenga's attorney was not immediately returned.

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