THE BRONX, N.Y. -- (WPIX) -- A mom was charged with manslaughter in connection with the death of her toddlers Tuesday more than two years after the children died, a high-ranking law enforcement source confirmed.
Olivia Gee, 2, and Micha Gee, 3, died on July 10, 2017. They were at their Van Cortlandt Park South home with their mother – a nurse — and her boyfriend. Both children had trouble breathing.
They were rushed to the hospital, where they died three minutes apart.
Investigators initially believed the toddlers suffered fatal asthma attacks; the children's mother said they had a history of severe asthma, but the siblings died from blunt impact injuries to the torso, according to the city's Office of Chief Medical Examiner.