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Newark mom accused of choking her 8-week-old twins

NEWARK — A Newark mother has been arrested for choking her premature, 8-week-old twins, police say.

Police responded the home at Leslie Street and Clinton Avenue around 11:05 a.m. to find 25-year-old Faith Edohen inside holding the twins, a boy and a girl, in a chokehold position under her arms.

Officers struggled with the mother to grab the babies from her after they saw her tightening her grip and swinging the children around violently. Police say the babies were struggling to breathe.

The children and their mother were transported to University Hospital for treatment.

All are in stable condition.

Edohen is charged with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.