Daughter of man stabbed to death inside Brooklyn apartment arrested, charged with murder

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Friday, December 30, 2022
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22-year-old Nikki Secondino has been arrested and charged with murder after a man was stabbed to death inside an apartment in Brooklyn.

BENSONHURST, Brooklyn (WABC) -- The 22-year-old daughter of a man who was found stabbed to death inside a Brooklyn apartment was arrested and charged with murder on Thursday.

Officers responding to a 911 call reporting an assault inside of a building on 17th Avenue in Bensonhurst just before 6 a.m. found 61-year-old Carlo Secondino stabbed to death.

His 19-year-old daughter had also been stabbed and was taken to Maimonides Medical Center in critical condition.

Her 22-year-old sister, identified as Nikki Secondino, was taken to NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn where she was treated for slash wounds to her hands.

Initially, police believed two men had forced their way into the home and demanded to be shown a safe, but police said there were no signs of forced entry and no safe in the home.

Hours after the incident, Nikki Secondino was arrested and charged with murder, attempted murder and criminal possession of a weapon.

Investigators are looking into the domestic history of the family and whether the killing may have instead stemmed from a family dispute.

A neighbor who did not want to be named out of fear for her own safety said she hears arguing often in the home and that she heard what sounded like bodies slamming Thursday morning.

She was awoken by hearing the father yelling for her to call 911 and one of the daughters banging on her door.

"I saw the blood in the hallway and that's when I got shaken up and closed my door," she said. "I just felt like, when she was banging on my door when I opened up the door, why didn't those intruders actually try to come and attack me?"

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