Mom gets jailed for jumping into train lines after her twins were discovered dead in a vehicle

 Mom gets jailed for jumping into train lines after her twins were discovered dead in a vehicle

(Miami-Dade County)

A tragic incident unfolded in North Miami when a mother was taken into custody nearly two weeks after the heartbreaking discovery of her 3-year-old twins deceased inside her car, with the further shocking development of her leaping off a freeway on-ramp onto train tracks below.

As per the records from Miami-Dade County Corrections and Rehabilitation, Shirlene Alcime was formally booked into jail on Thursday, February 15, on charges of two counts of child neglect causing great bodily harm. Currently, she is being detained without the option for bond.

The harrowing events transpired on February 2, around 2 a.m., when a concerned driver notified Miami-Dade Police about two unresponsive children in a vehicle parked along the northbound lanes of Interstate 95 near the Florida Turnpike Extension. Upon arrival, law enforcement encountered the distressing scene, with Alcime plunging off the expressway wall from a considerable height onto the tracks below.

Paramedics swiftly attended to Alcime, along with her twins, Milendhet Napoleon-Cadet and Milendhere Napoleon-Cadet, rushing them to a nearby hospital. Tragically, despite medical efforts, the children were pronounced deceased. Alcime herself sustained critical injuries from the fall.

As reported by WTVJ-TV, court documents reveal the heartbreaking condition in which the twins were discovered, with witnesses recounting them foaming at the mouth and nose. Shockingly, Alcime had allegedly been grappling with thoughts of ending her own life and that of her twins for months, citing financial struggles and mounting debts as contributing factors.

According to the affidavit, Alcime confessed to considering various grim scenarios, including contemplating throwing her children off the bridge before jumping herself, all to end their lives. The revelation of such distressing details only adds to the tragedy of this deeply saddening incident.

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