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QUEENS, N.Y. – A Queens woman is facing two counts each of first-degree and second-degree murder after police conducting a welfare check found her 46-day-old twins slain.

The newborn twins’ mother, 23-year-old Danezja Kilpatrick is facing life in prison without the possibility of parole if convicted, District Attorney Melinda Katz announced in a prepared statement issued Saturday.

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“The babies were just six weeks old. This should have been a joyous time for this family. Instead the babies’ relatives are mourning their deaths and the sad fact that the one person who should have been their protector and loving caregiver allegedly killed them,” Katz stated.

The twins, a boy and a girl, were found at the Woodside Houses New York City Housing Authority complex after Kilpatrick’s cousin requested a welfare check Thursday, two senior officials with the New York Police Department told WNBC.

WARNING: Some of the details of the alleged crime are graphic in nature.

Both infants were pronounced dead at the scene, and Kilpatrick has also been charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child, as well as fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon, WPIX reported.

NYPD officials confirmed Friday to WNBC that the baby boy, identified as Dallis Bentley, was found in a crib with a knife protruding from the back of his neck.

The baby girl, identified as Dakota Bentley, was discovered – with no obvious signs of physical injuries – wrapped in a pink blanket inside of a plastic bag under a sink after Kilpatrick pointed to the cabinet when asked, WPIX reported.

Autopsy results are pending, but the officials also confirmed to WNBC that crime scene detectives found cleaning solution in baby bottles in the home.