Mom Slit Her Babies’ Throats- Prosecutors Say

Bronx News- Bronx Mom Indicted for Stabbing Her 2 Children

A Bronx mom has been indicted for slitting her children’s throats and leaving them to die on the street, District Attorney Darcel D. Clark announced.

“The defendant allegedly slashed her two young children and then left them on the street while they were bleeding profusely,” Clark said. “Within minutes after the attack, she allegedly walked into the 42nd Precinct and told Police Officers to arrest her because she had committed a crime.” 

Clark said the defendant, Shanice Martin, 24, of Seward Avenue, was arraigned on two counts of Attempted Murder in the second degree, four counts of first-degree Assault, six counts of second-degree Assault, Criminal Possession of a Weapon, and two counts of Endangering the Welfare of a Child before Bronx Supreme Court Justice Lester Adler. Remand was continued and the defendant is due back in court on October 9, 2019.

According to the investigation, on the evening of April 27, 2019 at the corner of Brook Avenue and Washington Avenue, the defendant struggled with her son and then cut his throat with a razor, leaving him with a deep laceration. She then turned to her toddler daughter and cut her in the neck and her side. 

Martin walked away from the scene and left the children lying on the sidewalk, bleeding profusely. A passerby flagged down NYPD Officers and the children were taken to Lincoln Hospital where doctors performed life-saving surgeries. They underwent further treatment at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center and were discharged about two weeks after the incident.

On June 14, 2019, the defendant’s son, Tyzavier Martin, collapsed in his school and died. Autopsy results are pending, and the investigation is continuing regarding additional charges.

An indictment is an accusatory instrument and not proof of a defendant’s guilt.

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