Man Accused of Attacking Children Indicted for Murder

By Genevieve Belmaker, Epoch Times

Daniel St. Hubert, 27, the man accused of attacking two children last week in Brooklyn, was indicted on Wednesday in Kings County Supreme Court in Brooklyn. St. Hubert is accused of fatally stabbing Prince Joshua Avitto, 6, and seriously wounding Mikayla Capers, 7. 

St. Hubert is accused of cornering Prince and Mikayla in a Brooklyn housing project elevator and stabbing them both multiple times with a steak knife. Police later used DNA from the discarded knife to trace St. Hubert. 

He was indicted on charges that include second-degree murder, and faces from 50 years to life in prison if convicted. He was also indicted on one count of second-degree attempted murder, one count of first-degree assault, and one count each of third- and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. 

“These two innocent children were subjected to unimaginable violence and terror in that elevator,” said Kings County District Attorney Kenneth P. Thompson in a statement. “We will now hold Daniel St. Hubert responsible for his cowardly, unmerciful, and inhumane acts against Prince Joshua Avitto and Mikayla Capers.” 

Prosecution in the case is being led by longtime homicide prosecutor Assistant District Attorney Patrick L. O’Connor. St. Hubert’s attorney, civil attorney Edward Friedman, is also a veteran litigator with a sole-practitioner firm in Brooklyn. 

No future court date in the case has been set yet.