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Toddler, Infant Dead After Woman Leaves 1 in Bathtub, Jumps From Apartment With Other

Authorities identified the boys as 2-year-old Johntavis and 7-month-old Ameer

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A toddler and an infant died Thursday after Chicago police said a woman stabbed her father, left the toddler in a bathtub then jumped from an 11th floor apartment in South Shore with the 7-month-old child.

Officers arrived to the 7200 block of South South Shore Drive about 1:50 a.m. and found the woman on the ground with the infant, Chicago police said.

After building security directed them to the 11th floor apartment, the officers found an unresponsive 2-year-old boy in the bathtub and a 70-year-old man with stab wounds and cuts to his face and body, police said.

The man told officers that his daughter stabbed him before jumping out of the window with the baby. A family member later told NBC 5 that the man is the woman's grandfather and that she had recently moved in with him.

Two babies died Thursday after a woman stabbed her father, left one baby in a bathtub then jumped from an 11th floor apartment in South Shore with her son, according to Chicago police. Michelle Relerford reports.

Both children, identified by family as 7-month-old Ameer Newell and 2-year-old Johntavis Newell, were taken to Comer Children’s Hospital, where they were pronounced dead, police and the Cook County medical examiner's office said.

Amir and Jontavious
Amir and Jontavious

The man and woman remained hospitalized at the University of Chicago Medical Center in critical condition. Police said they have not been able to interview them because of their condition.

Area Central detectives are investigating.

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