Ex-Con With Mental Problems Who Stabbed 6-Year-Old Boy to Death and Left 7-Year-Old Girl Fighting for Her Life Was Paroled Despite Being Off His Meds
There are situations where you can’t help but think that our justice system bears some culpability in the aftermath of the decisions they made. The case of Daniel St. Hubert is one of them.
An ex-convict with a history of mental illness eyed in the stabbing that left a six-year-old boy dead and his seven-year-old friend clinging to life was released from prison only two weeks ago despite a history of mental illness, it has been revealed.
Daniel St. Hubert, 27, was paroled May 23 and is suspected in multiple stabbing attacks that have left two people dead and two others hospitalized in the weeks since.
His original five-and-a-half-year sentence stemmed from attempted murder and assault convictions, records showed.
… St. Hubert is accused of entering the Boulevard Houses in East New York, and stabbing to death P.J. Avitto in an elevator.
The attack left Mikayla Capers seriously injured, she is currently fighting for her life in a city hospital.
… The mentally ill man was then arrested only hours later for the stabbings after police patrolled the area around his mother’s home in Queens – and now he is suspected in yet another grisly murder, police said.
St. Hubert didn’t put up any resistance during his arrest, though he has a record of assaulting both a police and correction officer, and was angrily ranting to himself in a holding cell late Wednesday night, said NYPD spokesperson Stephen Davis.
St. Hubert appears on surveillance video near the subway stop where a homeless man was stabbed early Wednesday morning on a platform, Davis said.
Witnesses to the seemingly random attack also described the suspect using an 8-to-10-inch knife with a brown handle similar to one recovered on St. Hubert when he was arrested, Davis said.
The 52-year-old drifter is recovering in a hospital and expected to survive the disturbing attack.
St. Hubert is also suspected of stabbing to death 18-year-old Tanaya Copeland on Friday four blocks from where the attack of the young children happened, authorities said.
Here is a man with a long criminal history, including violent crimes, who is also mentally ill and not taking his beds… and some brain-dead moron decides it would be a good idea to let him go?! No one should really be surprised by St. Hubert’s actions — after all, they were practically expected. But because our justice system so completely failed, in a situation that’s happened countless times before, at least one family is mourning the loss of their child. If you want to know what’s wrong with our justice system, this is it right here.
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