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Bensonhurst Woman Indicted for Murdering Her Father and Stabbing Her Sister

Defendant initially claimed it was a home invasion.
Eric Gonzalez, Brooklyn DA. Photo: Provided/Office of Eric Gonzalez.

A 22-year-old Brooklyn woman has been charged with second-degree murder, second-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault, and fourth-degree criminal possession of a weapon announced Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez Jan. 30.

“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,” said District Attorney Gonzalez.
The defendant is Nikki Secondino, 22, of Bensonhurst. She has been charged with murdering her father with a hammer and a knife, and with seriously wounding her sister with a knife when she tried to intervene.

She will be held without bail and to return to court on April 5, 2023. The defendant faces a maximum sentence of 50 years to life in prison if convicted.
According to the investigation, the defendant and her father verbally argued over a laptop before the incident. On Dec. 29, 2022, at about 5:20am, the defendant allegedly attacked Carlo Secondino, 61, who was sleeping on the couch. She struck him with a hammer multiple times and proceeded to stab him with a kitchen knife. He died at the scene.
The defendant’s 19-year-old sister heard a commotion in the living room and tried to intervene. She was allegedly stabbed by the defendant multiple times about her body, hands and face, requiring surgery.

The defendant then ran out of the house. She told responding officers that two people broke into her home, killed her sister and father, and sexually assaulted her. Family members called the NYPD and questioned that account. Investigators subsequently determined that that version of events 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.


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