Nikki Secondino, a 22-year-old transgender woman, has been charged with killing her father, Carlo Secondino, in their Brooklyn apartment.
Initially, it was thought that Carlo had been killed during a home invasion.
However, the story later fell apart. Nikki was also charged with attempted murder and criminal possession of a weapon in connection to the attack, in which her 19-year-old sister was also stabbed.
The younger sister was taken to the hospital in critical condition.
Nikki Secondino was seen smirking and ignoring reporters’ questions as she was led out of a police precinct in Brooklyn.
A neighbor reported that Nikki made a phone call in the hallway after the slaying, claiming that the family had been robbed by home invaders who also stabbed them.
Nikki had suffered slash wounds to her hands and was taken to the hospital in stable condition.