By Sasha Gonzales
A Bronx man was indicted Tuesday for allegedly slashing the throats of his 12-year-old son and 18-year-old stepdaughter inside the family’s Kingsbridge apartment, prosecutors said.
Carlos Camilo, 43, was arraigned in Bronx Supreme Court on charges including attempted murder, assault, weapon possession, resisting arrest, obstructing government administration, and attempted escape. He has not yet entered a plea.
Some of the charges stem from Camilo’s alleged assault on two Department of Correction officers after he was taken into custody, authorities said. He is accused of striking one of the officers with a metal pipe, causing a large gash to his head, officials said.
“In a chilling act of violence, the defendant allegedly tried to kill his 12-year-old son and teen stepdaughter by slashing their necks with a knife,” Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark said. “A few days after the attack, the defendant allegedly assaulted two Correction Officers while trying to escape from custody. We will pursue justice for these innocent siblings and for the Correction Officers who were attacked while performing their duty.”
Camilo allegedly attacked the teens May 28 after their mother spoke to Camilo about ending their relationship.
He first went after the 12-year-old victim, who was lying on a bed. He grabbed him by the shirt before slitting his throat, prosecutors said.
Camilo next went into the bathroom, where his 18-year-old stepdaughter was in the shower, prosecutors said. There, he allegedly pinned her against a wall and slashed her neck, authorities said.
The victims and their mother fled after the slashings and went to a local hospital. Meanwhile, Camilo barricaded himself inside the apartment and slashed himself.
NYPD officers were eventually able to get him out, prosecutors said.
Three days later, Camilo allegedly tried to escape custody at St. Barnabas Hospital, assaulting the two correction officers in the process, prosecutors said.
He is due back in court Nov. 6.