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Bensonhurst woman allegedly murdered her dad with a hammer and knife

She also stabbed her sister

February 9, 2023 Rob Abruzzese
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DOWNTOWN BROOKLYN — A 22-year-old woman from Brooklyn faces up to 50 years in prison after she allegedly killed her father with a hammer and a knife and seriously wounded her sister during the fight.

Nikki Secondino, a 22-year-old from Bensonhurst, was brought before Brooklyn Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth Warin on Jan. 30 where she was charged with second-degree murder, second-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault, and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon. She was held on bail and will return to court on April 5.

“This defendant is charged with brutally killing her own father and then stabbing her younger sister, allegedly following an argument over a laptop,” District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said. “My office will vigorously prosecute this horrific case and seek justice for the victims.”

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The alleged incident supposedly started over a laptop. On Dec. 29, 2022 at 5:20 A.M., Secondino allegedly struck her 61-year-old father, who was asleep on the couch at the time, with a hammer multiple times and then stabbed him with a kitchen knife.

When the defendant’s 19-year-old sister heard what was going on in the living room, she tried to intervene and was allegedly stabbed multiple times herself on the hands and face that required surgery.

Following the murder and stabbing, Secondino then allegedly ran out of the house and told responding NYPD officers that a person had broken into their home, killed her sister and father, and sexually assaulted her. Family members immediately questioned Secondino’s account and told the NYPD.

Prosecutors claim that an investigation showed that Secondino lied about her version of events. Their investigation also revealed that the defendant and her father had a history of domestic violence and that the father had expressed fear of his daughter in the past.


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