Stabbed Girl, 7, Home in "Fragile" State

Mikayla Capers is still in a "fragile" state after she and her 6-year-old friend Prince Joshua "PJ" Avitto were attacked June 1 in their Brooklyn building, Regenia Trevathan said Saturday

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    Timmy Webb prays while kneeling in front of a make-shift memorial outside the Boulevard Houses in Brooklyn after the stabbing of Prince Joshua Avitto, 6, who was killed, and Mikayla Capers, 7. Mikayla's great-grandmother says she's now recovering at home in a "fragile" state. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

    The 7-year-old girl who was stabbed in a public housing building's elevator is recovering at home with the help of a teddy bear that sings "smile though your heart is aching," her great-grandmother said.

    Mikayla Capers is still in a "fragile" state after she and her 6-year-old friend Prince Joshua "PJ" Avitto were attacked June 1 in their Brooklyn building, Regenia Trevathan said Saturday. PJ died from his wounds. 

    Capers needs time to heal from the trauma of suffering 16 stab wounds and losing her friend, Trevathan said.

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