Bronx DA: Bronx Man Indicted For Slashing Throats Of 12-Year-Old Son And Teen Stepdaughter



Defendant Also Tried to Escape From Custody;

Hit NYC DOC Officer with Metal Pipe

Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark today announced that a Bronx man has been indicted on Attempted Murder and additional charges for stabbing his 12-year-old son and 18-year-old stepdaughter in their apartment, and for assaulting two New York City Department of Correction Officers.  

District Attorney Clark said, “In a chilling act of violence, the defendant allegedly tried to kill his 12-year-old son and teen stepdaughter by slashing their necks with a knife. A few days after the attack, the defendant allegedly assaulted two Correction Officers while trying to escape from custody. We will pursue justice for these innocent siblings and for the Correction Officers who were attacked while performing their duty.”

District Attorney Clark said the defendant, Carlos Camilo, 43, of the Bronx, was arraigned today on Attempted Murder in the second degree, Attempted Assault in the first degree, second-degree Assault, second-degree Menacing, Endangering the Welfare of a Child, fourth-degree Criminal Possession of a Weapon, second-degree Obstructing Governmental Administration, Attempted Escape in the first degree and Resisting Arrest before Bronx Supreme Court Justice George Villegas. The defendant was continued on remand and is due back in court on November 6, 2019.

According to the investigation, on the night of May 28, 2019, the defendant stabbed his son and stepdaughter inside the home they shared in the Kingsbridge section of the Bronx, after the mother of the victims allegedly talked to Camilo about ending their relationship. The defendant allegedly went to the 12-year-old victim, who was lying on a bed, and grabbed him by the shirt and slit his throat. Camilo then went to the bathroom, where his 18-year-old stepdaughter was in the shower, and allegedly pinned her against the wall and slashed her neck. The mother and the victims who were slashed fled the apartment after the attack and went to a hospital where they were treated for their wounds. The defendant barricaded himself inside the apartment and slashed himself before NYPD officers were able to remove him. On May 31, 2019, the defendant allegedly attempted to escape from custody at St. Barnabas Hospital and assaulted two Correction Officers in the process. Camilo also hit one of the Officers with a metal pipe which caused a large gash to his head.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Astrid Borgstedt, Trial Counsel, and Assistant District Attorney Serena Newell, both of the Child Abuse/Sex Crimes Bureau, under the supervision of Rachel Ferrari, Chief of the Child Abuse/Sex Crimes Bureau, and the overall supervision Joseph Muroff, Chief of the Special Victims Division.

District Attorney Clark thanked Assistant District Attorney James McPartlon of the Rikers Island Prosecution Bureau for his assistance in the case. District Attorney Clark also thanked NYPD Police Officers of the 50th Precinct, the Emergency Services Unit and the Hostage Negotiation Team.

An indictment is an accusatory instrument and not proof of a defendant’s guilt.

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