Suspect Arrested in Fatal Stabbing of 6-Year-Old in New York City

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2014-06_1a1f7f6412.jpgStockbyte/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- A suspect has been arrested in connection with a stabbing of two children last weekend in New York City. Police said Daniel St. Hubert, 27, was caught a short time after police publicized his name. He was charged with a crime that shocked the Brooklyn neighborhood where 6-year-old P.J. Avitto lived.

Avitto and a friend were thinking of getting ice cream on Sunday evening when police say St. Hubert attacked the children in the elevator of their building with a kitchen knife. The friend, seven-year-old Mikayla Capers, survived, but Avitto died at the hospital.

At the time of the stabbing, St. Hubert had been on parole little more than a week, police said.

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