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Mom Charged With Manslaughter In Connection To 2017 Deaths Of Toddlers

August 09, 2019 - 10:36 am

NEW YORK (WCBS 880) -- Police arrested 33-year-old Jade Spencer on Thursday two years after the deaths of her toddlers. 

Spencer was charged with two counts of manslaughter for the death of Olivia and Micha Gee, ages 2 and 3, who died in the Bronx in July of 2017 while they were with their mother, a nurse, and her boyfriend.

Both children had trouble breathing were rushed to Montefiore Hospital, where they died three minutes apart.

The siblings had severe asthma and investigators initially believed the toddlers suffered fatal asthma attacks.

Authorities became suspicious that the children would die minutes apart from asthma attacks.

Days later, the city’s Office of Chief Medical Examiner ruled that they were homicide victims, and died of blunt force trauma to the chest, police said.

At the time of the toddlers’ deaths, friends say the family was well known and respected. They were, by all appearances, picture perfect PIX 11 reports.