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.
Daniel St. Hubert was indicted last week on charges of murder and other crimes. He's being investigated in connection with two other recent stabbings - one in a Chelsea subway station and a fatal attack on 18-year-old Tanaya Copeland blocks away from where the children were stabbed.
St. Hubert had been released from prison May 23 after serving five years for attempted murder and assault.