Funeral for children killed in violent South Shore high-rise incident scheduled for Saturday in Chatham

CHICAGO (WLS) -- The wake and funeral for two children whose mother is charged in their deaths will take place Saturday in Chatham.

Johntavis and Ameer Newell died last week in a violent incident inside a South Shore high-rise apartment.

Police said 20-year-old Aleah Newell, the boys' mother, stabbed Johnatvis and left him in a bathtub, where he died. Then she allegedly dropped Ameer Newell from an 11th-story window. She then stabbed her 70-year-old grandfather in the apartment before jumping out the window herself in an attempt to kill herself, police said.

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The mother accused of stabbing her 2-year-old and dropping her 7-month-old from an 11th-story window, killing both, was charged with murder.



Something broke her fall and she survived. She and her grandfather were taken to University of Chicago Hospital in critical condition.

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Aleah Newell is charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder.
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