Otsego County mother accused of causing the deaths of month-old twins

The twins, Liam and Bonde, died of asphyxiation in June of last year.

Posted: May. 13, 2019 10:51 AM
Updated: May. 13, 2019 5:28 PM

DECATUR, N.Y. -- A mother is accused of causing the deaths of her month-old twins in Otsego County.

Kimberly Steeley, 27 of Decatur was charged with two counts of second-degree manslaughter.

The twins, Liam and Bonde, died of asphyxiation in June of last year.

The Otsego County district attorney says Bonde died first, and authorities believed the reason was "sudden infant death syndrome.” Then, 11 days later Liam died of the same condition.

Both times, Steeley allegedly reported that she found the infants dead in their bassinets, which were in the mother's bedroom.

The case was presented to a grand jury as murder, the grand jury indicted her on manslaughter.

Steeley posted bail, and a hearing is scheduled for June 3.

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