Aleah Newell Wiki
Aleah Newell of Chicago was charged with two counts of murder for the death of children, 2 years and 7 months. She is also accused of attempted murder for stabbing her grandfather before jumping out of the apartment building on the south side of Chicago. It was scheduled for a bail hearing on Saturday.
Aleah Newell Age
She is 20 years old.
Aleah Newell Charged With Killing Sons
A 20-year-old Chicago woman Aleah Newell faces murder charges after police say she killed two of her young sons, leaving one in a bathtub and throwing another from an 11th-floor apartment window before jumping herself.
Aleah Newell and his grandfather had been hospitalized in critical condition, police said Friday. There was no update on his condition on Saturday. Newell and his 2-year-old son, Johntavis Newell, were found on the ground outside a tall building around 2 a.m. Thursday after police received a 911 call about a person injured in the street. Later, officers found 7-month-old Ameer Newell in the bathtub of the 11th-floor apartment, along with the 70-year-old grandfather, who had been stabbed. The authorities have not revealed his name. They say that Aleah Newell stabbed his grandfather and Ameer Newell several times before putting the baby in a “blanched” hot bath. Then he threw Johntavis out the window and jumped. The scaffolding broke the woman’s fall, but suffered several broken bones, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
Her mother, Zera Newell, told the Sun-Times that Aleah Newell took her children to a women’s shelter earlier in the week and asked workers there to take her children. Zera Newell said her daughter had shown signs of depression in the past.
“I thought she was over that,” Newell said, adding that “maybe behind closed doors it was another thing.”
The Salvation Army told BBM-TVthat Aleah Newell stayed Monday and Tuesday at Shield of Hope, a Chicago homeless shelter for families, and left on Wednesday morning.
The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services has started an investigation into the deaths. A department spokesman said DCFS had no prior contact with the family.
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