BRONX, NEW YORK, July 13- District Attorney Robert T. Johnson announced that a grand jury has indicted Lisette Bamenga for allegedly murdering her two young children.
Bamenga, 29, of 1500 Noble Avenue, the Bronx, has been indicted 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 Tevor Noel.
Murder in the first degree is a Class A-1 felony offense punishable by a maximum sentence of up to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole if convicted. Murder in the second degree is punishable by a maximum sentence of up to 25 years to life imprisonment on each count if convicted.
It is alleged in court papers that Bamenga caused the deaths of her children by “feeding them windshield wiper fluid, mixed with grape juice, then drowning them in a bath tub, and then confining them in a closed kitchen area while turning on the gas.”
The alleged crimes occurred at the defendant’s home on July 5, 2012. Bamenga remains hospitalized and is being held without bail.