Daniel St. Hubert is arraigned at Brooklyn criminal court, Thursday, June 5, 2014, in New York. St. Hubert is the accused in a knife attack that left a 6-year-old boy dead and a 7-year-old girl critically injured in a public housing building that didn't have security cameras. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)
Funeral held for 6-year-old stabbed in NY elevator
By JAKE PEARSON
| The Associated Press
First Published Jun 06 2014 08:23 am • Last Updated Jun 06 2014 08:23 am
New York • Hundreds of New Yorkers are mourning a 6-year-old Brooklyn boy stabbed in an elevator.
Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Rev. Al Sharpton attended a private wake Friday before the funeral of Prince Joshua Avitto, known as P.J.
Some people wore white T-shirts emblazoned with his photo. Slideshows of the smiling boy were displayed above the church’s main stage.
On Thursday, police charged a recently released convict with murder and other crimes in the Sunday death of P.J. and wounding of 7-year-old Mikayla Capers.
Police say Daniel St. Hubert is also suspected of stabbing a homeless man on a Manhattan subway platform and the fatal stabbing of an 18-year-old woman. He is not charged in those crimes.
St. Hubert is expected to get a lawyer on Friday.
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