A Bensonhurst woman is going through life in jail for allegedly murdering her father and critically injuring her sister.
The Brooklyn District Lawyer’s workplace introduced prices towards 22-year-old Nikki Secondino, who investigators accuse of killing her sleeping father with a hammer and a knife, earlier than critically wounding a sibling who got here to his assist on Dec. 29.
Prosecutors slapped Secondino with prices of second-degree murder, second-degree tried murder, first-degree assault, and fourth-degree felony possession of a weapon.
“This defendant is charged with brutally killing her own father and then stabbing her younger sister, allegedly following an argument over a laptop,” mentioned Brooklyn District Lawyer Eric Gonzalez. “My office will vigorously prosecute this horrific case and seek justice for the victims.”
In accordance with the District Lawyer’s workplace, Secondino allegedly attacked her 61-year-old father, Carlo Secondino, as he slept on their sofa at about 5:20 a.m., and dealt a number of blows with a hammer, earlier than stabbing him with a kitchen knife.
Paramedics pronounced the father lifeless on the scene.
After her bloody rampage, investigators say that the defendant’s 19-year-old sister tried to intervene after listening to a disturbance in the lounge — however the knife-wielding suspect allegedly minimize her a number of occasions within the face, physique and palms.
Prosecutors say that Nikki Secondino instructed responding officers that somebody had damaged into her dwelling, killed her father and sister, and sexually assaulted her.
Relations, nevertheless, shortly questioned that model of occasions, and instructed NYPD officers that these claims had been merely a false narrative concocted by the suspect to keep away from blame.
The DA’s workplace mentioned it has proof of a historical past of home violence experiences between the father and daughter, with Gonzalez’s workplace additionally claiming that the elder Secondino had expressed concern of his daughter up to now.
In an arraignment immediately earlier than Brooklyn Supreme Court docket Justice Elizabeth Warin, Nikki Secondino was ordered to be held in custody with out bail. She’s going to return to courtroom on April 5.
If convicted, the defendant faces a most sentence of between 50 years to life in jail.