Brooklyn elevator stabbing suspect pleads not guilty

Brooklyn elevator stabbing suspect pleads not guilty

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Daniel St. Hubert, 27, was indicted on murder charges in connection with the stabbing of two children inside an elevator. Daniel St. Hubert, 27, was indicted on murder charges in connection with the stabbing of two children inside an elevator.

NEW YORK (AP) - A man accused of killing a 6-year-old boy and injuring a 7-year-old girl in a public housing building elevator has pleaded not guilty.

Daniel St. Hubert pleaded not guilty Wednesday to charges of murder, attempted murder, assault and weapons possession in connection with the June 1 attack.

Prince Joshua Avitto was stabbed to death; his best friend, Mikayla Capers, left the hospital a few weeks ago.

The district attorney's office provided a statement Wednesday that St. Hubert made to police officers shortly he was taken into custody.

The New York Times says he said "Satan has powers and controls things," and then added, "I think I need a lawyer."

Defense lawyer Edward Friedman says he's considering a psychiatric defense.

St. Hubert was due back in court on Aug. 8.

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