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Alleged Brooklyn child killer arrested in Queens

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Posted: Wednesday, June 4, 2014 10:01 pm | Updated: 12:33 pm, Thu Jun 12, 2014.

The man police say stabbed a 6-year-old boy to death and gravely wounded a 7-year-old girl in an elevator in Brooklyn on June 1 was arrested today, June 4, in Queens.

The suspect is Daniel St. Hubert. Police did not say where he lives, but he was picked up around the corner of 145th Street and 133rd Avenue in South Jamaica. 

At least one published report said St. Hubert is a career criminal who had been out on parole, but that could not be confirmed immediately.

The children were stabbed inside an elevator at 845 Schenck Ave. Both were taken to Brookdale Hospital, where the boy, Prince Joshua Avitto, was pronounced dead on arrival.

The girl was listed in critical condition, but Mayor de Blasio said today she is doing much better.

Media reports say an 8-inch-long kitchen knife was found at the scene of the attack. Before the suspect was publicly identified today, some reports also said police think the same person was responsible for the recent killing of an 18-year-old woman in Brooklyn. She too had been stabbed to death, and a similar knife reportedly was found at the scene of her murder.

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