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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 Central Texas man has been accused of stabbing his girlfriend after she brought home pizza instead of a chicken sandwich he wanted for lunch
Eight-month-old baby Xiao Bao was found in a pool of blood in his backyard after being stabbed over 90 times by his mother, who was angry because the baby bit her while breastfeeding, reports the Daily Mail.
An Athens man’s affinity for women with large buttocks got him in trouble early Monday morning.
He said he was stabbed in the back by a man who was angry that he was flirting with a woman, according to Athens-Clarke police. The victim told police he was attracted to the woman because of her large rear end.
An 18-year old Gainesville man has been arrested and charged with attempted murder after deputies said he stabbed his 54-year-old father in the chest with a pocketknife because he wondered what it would be like to kill a person.
Christine Calderon (pictured) and a male friend were doing the typical touristy thing of taking pictures along Hollywood’s Walk of Fame in California on Tuesday evening, when they were approached by a trio of panhandlers. When Calderon reportedly refused to hand over $1 to the men, she was stabbed repeatedly in her upper torso by the group, reports the New York Daily News.
(CBS) DELTONA, Fla. – Randy Zipperer, a 49-year-old Florida man, was arrested in Deltona late Tuesday on suspicion of stabbing his brother in a fight that started over some missing macaroni and cheese – and also, spilled beer – CBS affiliate WKMG reports.
A Southeast Washington man who fatally stabbed a neighbor who he mistakenly thought let a dog soil his lawn was sentenced this week to 17 years in prison.