Eric Gonzalez, District Attorney of Brooklyn, declared today that a 22-year-old woman from Brooklyn has been charged with a criminal indictment for the homicide of her father with a hammer and a knife. She was also accused of severely wounding her sister with a knife when she attempted to intervene.
In a statement about the case, Gonzalez concluded, “This defendant is charged with brutally killing her own father and then stabbing her younger sister, allegedly following an argument over a laptop. My office will vigorously prosecute this horrific case and seek justice for the victims.”
The Brooklyn District Attorney has named Nikki Secondino, a 22-year-old woman from Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, as the defendant in a case heard recently in Brooklyn Supreme Court. Justice Elizabeth Warin presided at the arraignment and read the indictment.
It contained charges of second-degree murder, second-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault, and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. Without bail, the defendant was remanded to appear again in court on April 5, 2023. If found guilty, she faces a maximum sentence of 50 years to life in prison.
The District Attorney reported that, leading up to the occurrence, the accused and her dad had a verbal dispute regarding a laptop. On December 29, 2022, at around 5:20 a.m., the woman reportedly assaulted Carlo Secondino, 61, who was asleep on the couch. She hit him with a hammer a few times and later stabbed him with a kitchen knife, as indicated by his injuries. He passed away at the scene of the attack.
The defendant’s 19-year-old sister had a confrontation with her in the living room after hearing all the noise from the deadly stabbing. While attempting to de-escalate, the sister was reportedly stabbed multiple times by the defendant in her body, hands, and face.
After the incident, the defendant fled the home and informed the responding police officers that two people had broken in, killed her sister and father, and sexually assaulted her. This story was brought into question by the defendant’s family, who contacted the NYPD for further investigation. However, upon further review, it was determined that the defendant’s account was false.
The investigation further revealed that the defendant and her father had a history of domestic incident reports. It also found that the father had expressed fear of the defendant in the past.
An investigation of the case has revealed the truth behind what took place before this deadly stabbing. The inquiry uncovered that the accused and her father had a past filled with reports of domestic issues. Additionally, it was determined that the father had previously admitted that he feared the defendant.