NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A man appeared before a judge late Thursday, after being charged in an elevator stabbing in Brooklyn that killed a 6-year-old boy and critically injured a 7-year-old girl is also being eyed in two other knife attacks in the city.
As CBS 2’s Dave Carlin reported, Daniel St. Hubert, 27, was apprehended on Wednesday evening.
He was officially charged Thursday with murder, attempted murder, assault, criminal possession of a weapon, making graffiti, and possession of a graffiti instrument.
He had been wanted for killing Prince Joshua “P.J.” Avitto and critically injuring Mikayla Capers at the Boulevard Houses in East New York on Sunday.
A crowd yelled at St. Hubert and called him a murderer as he was led out of the 90th Precinct police station in Williamsburg, Brooklyn Thursday night.
He was taken to Brooklyn Criminal Court, where an Assistant District Attorney requested that St. Hubert remain in custody due to the “heinous and vicious nature” his crime, Carlin reported. Prosecutors also considered him a flight risk, and said he was supposed to be in a halfway house but absconded.
The hearing was adjourned and was set to resume on Friday in Brooklyn Supreme Court, CBS 2’s Jessica Schneider reported.
As 1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria reported, one resident who saw St. Hubert outside the police station said the defendant actually did not look like the monster he is accused of being.
“He looked young, meek and mild, so it’s very sad,” she said.
Another resident said a way must be found to keep similar people from being released from prison and immediately attacking people.