A 15-year-old Brooklyn girl has been accused of killing her mother and her mother's boyfriend, according to the NYPD.
The girl, identified by police as Destiny Garcia, faces weapons charges and two counts of murder after police discovered the body of her mother, 38-year-old Rosie Sanchez, and her mother's boyfriend, 40-year-old Anderson Nunez, in an apartment in Sheepshead Bay late on Sunday. She will be tried as an adult for the crimes, authorities say.
Cops were doing a welfare check inside the home at the Sheepshead Bay Houses Sunday evening after the victims weren't heard from in more than a week and found the mother knifed in the chest and shot in a back bedroom. The mother's boyfriend also had been shot and had multiple stab wounds, according to a criminal complaint. His body was found in the kitchen.
Shell casings and a knife were both recovered from the apartment, police said.
The girl told police several different stories as to why she killed Sanchez and Nunez, according to police. She at first claimed Nunez had abused her, then said it was her mother who physically abused her.
Police believe the killings were premeditated and there was no immediate danger to Garcia when she killed Sanchez and Nunez.
"She went and got a gun from another individual that we're trying to find right now. So that's not consistent with someone who's in self-defense at that time," said NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce.
The medical examiner's office ruled Sanchez died of a gunshot wound to the ear and a stab wound to the chest; Nunez died of a gunshot wound to the arm and multiple stab wounds.
It's not clear if the girl was inside the home when authorities arrived. Information on an attorney for her wasn't immediately available.