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The NYPD has captured the maniac they believe stabbed two children in a Brooklyn elevator, killing one, by using DNA evidence from the murder weapon, police sources said Wednesday.
Daniel St. Hubert, 27, was taken into custody Wednesday evening, three days after he allegedly killed Prince Joshua Avitto, 6, and severely injured Mikayla Capers, 7, with a kitchen knife at the Boulevard Houses on Schenck Avenue.
St. Hubert is a convicted felon who was released from prison nine days before he ambushed the youngsters in their East New York building on Sunday.
Not long before his capture, Mayor de Blasio held a press conference with Police Commissioner Bill Bratton, urging New Yorkers who may have seen the suspect to come forward.
“The human dynamic here is so disturbing,” Mayor de Blasio said at a press conference Wednesday evening. “Two kids on a summer evening going out for ice cream.”
“The parents are in such pain and all New Yorkers need to help find this individual. We owe it to the parents.”
St. Hubert was released from prison on May 23 after serving a seven-year sentence for attempted murder and several felony-assault charges.
“He’s a violent individual.” said Chief of Detectives, Robert Boyce. “He assaulted a corrections officer, he assaulted a police officer…”
“We have a task force working 24 hours to try and apprehend this particular individual,”
Brooklyn North Borough commander Chief Gerald Nelson said Wednesday.
Little P.J. and Mikayla were going for ice cream when the killer entered the elevator just before 6 p.m., according to police.
The fiend was apparently bothered by the children’s chatter and told them to “shut up” — and became enraged when they didn’t listen.
Mikayla survived, despite being stabbed 16 times, and remains in critical condition at New York-Presbyterian Hospital.
A lack of security cameras in the building allowed the murderer to slip away unseen.
P.J.’s father, Nicholas Avitto, said Tuesday that the sketch closely resembles a homeless man seen lurking around the area.
Police believe the same suspect may have killed 18-year-old Tanaya Grant-Copeland just two days earlier. She was stabbed with a similar kitchen knife.
“The message I have to every young one out there is one message: Be aware of your surroundings,” urged Rochelle Copeland, Tanaya’s mom.
“A lot of young people walk around with their cellphones not focusing on where they are going. Maybe in that one split second, if my daughter wasn’t on her phone, she would have known her assailant was there.
“We all have to be aware of everything around us.”
A reward for information leading to the killer’s arrest reached $62,000 after supermarket chain Western Beef agreed to kick in $50,000.
A southwest Ohio day care worker has been charged with assault for allegedly biting a 5-year-old boy to teach him not to bite others.
A Phoenix woman is accused of shoving a vibrator into her 2-year-old son’s anus, and doctors told police that surgery will be required to remove it.
MORGAN HILL, Calif. — A 59-year-old preschool teacher has been arrested on child endangerment charges for allegedly putting an unknown substance into the drinking cups of her young students.
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Natasha Maitland burned and destroyed all evidence she had of Steven Deuman Jr. in her life.
She doesn’t want any memory of him around — not of the former boyfriend who orally raped their 15-week-old daughter and didn’t get the girl help as she died.
HANAHAN, SC (WCSC) – Court documents state the 23-year-old man accused of fracturing his 5-month-old son’s skull last week in Hanahan admitted he angrily threw the baby on the floor because he could not stop him from crying
Citrus County, Florida– Two adults are behind bars after officials say they found a 9-year-old child’s place of residence in “deplorable conditions.”
NEW CASTLE — The Friday death of a New Castle Correctional Facility inmate is being investigated as a homicide.
Jeremiah K. Taylor, 37, of Ligonier in northern Indiana, died Friday morning at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.