Another day another epitome of a bad mother!:
A city schoolteacher, convinced her cop husband had cheated on her, allegedly murdered their two kids — poisoning them, then sealing their Bronx apartment’s windows with plastic before turning on the gas, sources told The Post yesterday.
Lissette Bamenga, 29 — who slit her wrists in a suicide attempt during the Thursday horror — believed Officer Trevor Noel had gotten another woman pregnant, and she allegedly wanted to punish him by killing 5-year-old Trevor Jr. and Liliane, who was just 4 months old, the sources said.
The children were declared dead at the scene. Bamenga was rushed to Jacobi Hospital, where she remained in stable condition.
“You got what you wanted,” she allegedly wrote in one of two suicide notes. “Me and the kids are in a better place now.”
Bamenga also wrote “DNR,” meaning “do not resuscitate,” for whoever found her in the gas-filled apartment at 1500 Noble Ave. in Parkchester.
Noel, who had just finished the night shift at Manhattan’s 28th Precinct, was unable to speak when he arrived at the scene.
Sources said Bamenga believed her husband fathered a child with a woman in Spain — and she was furious.
“In a jealous rage, his wife killed her children and then tried to kill herself,” a law-enforcement source said.
The ghastly final act, however, appeared carefully thought out.
First, Bamenga allegedly fed her kids juice spiked with a de-icer, which is colorless, odorless, sweet — and deadly. Police found a bottle containing de-icer in the apartment.
Then she slashed her wrists. But the wounds weren’t deep enough to be fatal.
Finally, she allegedly sealed off the windows of the ninth-floor apartment with plastic sheets and turned on the gas burners of the kitchen stove.
At around 11 p.m., another tenant called 911 to report the heavy smell of gas.
Firefighters knocked down the door, and EMS workers administered CPR to the 5-year-old on the floor of the apartment hallway, said Davis Rodriguez, 17, who lives on the same floor.
Another neighbor, Gwen Richardson, 71, said she saw Bamenga in the hallway surrounded by firefighters who were trying to get her to respond.
“I could hear them going, ‘Miss, Miss, can you hear me?’ ” Richardson said.
Bamenga, originally from France, moved to the United States from the Democratic Republic of the Congo about 12 years ago and eventually married Noel, 31.
Bamenga taught at PS 58 in The Bronx from 2005 to 2006 before giving birth to Trevor Jr. She returned to work, teaching at Brooklyn’s PS 58 last year while pregnant with their daughter.
SMH. So sad. Those innocent children lost. People, take your problems up with your significant others — not out on your kids.