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The Bobster
01-04-2016, 06:18 AM

Teen arrested in killing of mom, mom’s boyfriend claims he raped her
By Larry Celona, Gabrielle Fonrouge and Kenneth Garger
January 4, 2016 | 9:03am

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Police remove a body from a residence where two adults where killed in Brooklyn. Photo: Demetrius E. Loadholt Sr.

A 15-year-old Brooklyn girl allegedly has confessed to killing her mom and the woman’s boyfriend — after she told her mother the man had raped her but the mom sided with the beau, sources said.

The body of the 39-year-old woman, her face smashed, was found Sunday night in her bedroom, while the man, 40, was found on the kitchen floor with a knife in his body inside an apartment at the Sheepshead Bay Houses, law-enforcement sources said.

The victims, who both apparently had also been shot, had been dead for as long as three days.

“It’s a mess in there,” one police source said. “These people died violently, it seems.”

Shell casings were found on the floor. The medical examiner will determine the causes of death.

The daughter, who was in police custody, allegedly confessed to a family that she had killed the couple. The mother, she said, had refused to protect her against the abusive boyfriend, a source said.

After telling the relative about the rape and slayings, the family member went to the apartment and found the door ajar.

The relative quickly alerted housing police.

“I can’t believe this because they’re always happy,” said a neighbor, Any Moya.

The teen was being grilled at the 72nd Precinct station house Monday morning.

The Bobster
01-04-2016, 06:18 PM

Teen girl murdered her mother and mom’s beau, police say
By Tina Moore, Larry Celona, Shawn Cohen and Chris Perez
January 4, 2016 | 4:36pm

Destiny Garcia, 15, was charged in the double murder of her mother and mother's boyfriend. Photo: Facebook

NYPD cops charged a Brooklyn teen with murder Monday after she allegedly killed her mom and the woman’s boyfriend — claiming her mother was physically abusive toward her and the beau did nothing to stop her, authorities and sources said.

Destiny Garcia, 15, was booked on second-degree murder charges after she was grilled for hours at the 61st Precinct, according to police officials.

Rosie Sanchez and boyfriend Anderson Nunez were found murdered in Brooklyn.
Photo: Facebook

She was charged as an adult in connection with the shooting deaths of Rosie Sanchez, 38, and her lover, Anderson Nunez, 40.

Cops are now on the hunt for a 15-year-old boy who is believed to have lent a hand in the killings — supplying the girl with the gun and helping her finish off the boyfriend, sources said.

NYPD officials told reporters at a press conference Monday afternoon that the girl’s motive for the murders had changed throughout questioning.

Relatives told cops that she told them she had been raped by the boyfriend and that her mom did nothing about it, sources said. But she never told cops this, sources said.

Instead, she told police that her mother was physically abusive to her, slapping her around when the two had been butting heads recently, and the boyfriend did nothing to stop the mom, police said.

Sources said Sanchez and Nunez were dead and decomposing for days before their bodies were discovered at the family’s Brooklyn home on Sunday night.

After pumping bullets into the neck of Sanchez and the back of Nunez, who was also stabbed, the girl allegedly left and told her cousin what she did, prompting them to call 911.

While it is unclear if it is the same person, sources said cops are now on the hunt for a 15-year-old boy she calls her “God cousin” as a possible accomplice.

Neighbor Tiffany Jackson, 21, said she could sense tension between the mom and daughter recently.

“It looked like they had problems,” she said, referring to their body language when they were together.

Another woman who lives in the building remembered how the teen looked bothered by something when she saw her last.

“The last time I saw her she seemed a little distracted,” she said, refusing to give her name. “She was on the phone talking about a boyfriend she has at school and some problem they were having.”

The Bobster
01-30-2016, 08:10 AM

Grandma defends teen charged with killing mom, ‘stepfather’
By Tom Wilson and Emily Saul
January 30, 2016 | 1:54am

Jenny Garcia says she believes her granddaughter Destiny Garcia (right) was abused. Photo: Natan Dvir (2)

The grandmother of a 15-year-old girl charged with the bloody murder of her mom and mom’s beau said Friday she believes the teen’s allegations that the boyfriend molested her — driving the girl to shoot and stab them to death and then go out and watch the ball drop on New Year’s Eve.

A sobbing Jenny Garcia told The Post that she had no doubt her granddaughter, Destiny Garcia, was driven to kill her mother Rosie Sanchez and “stepfather” Anderson Nunez due to the abuse, as the teen told cops.

But investigators believe the teen was lying, because she’d also told authorities she shot and stabbed the duo to death because her mom had abused her.

“I believe her words, that it was the stepdad, he tried to molest her,” Jenny Garcia said.

A visibly frightened Destiny Garcia pleaded not guilty Friday to two charges of murder in the second degree during her Brooklyn Supreme Court arraignment.

The Bobster
03-17-2016, 04:38 PM

Teen accused of killing mom and mom’s lover has miscarriage
By Emily Saul
March 17, 2016 | 2:05pm

Destiny Garcia in court on Thursday. Photo: Gregory P. Mango

The 15-year-old girl accused of murdering her own mother and the mom’s boyfriend has miscarried the child she’s said was fathered by her 28-year-old accomplice, her defense attorney said Thursday.

“It’s been a very difficult situation for that young girl,” lawyer Peter Guadagnino said, referring to teen client Destiny Garcia — who is charged in the shooting and stabbing deaths of mom Rosie Sanchez and her beau Anderson Nunez before heading out to watch the ball drop on New Year’s Eve 2016.

Guadagnino said it remained unclear whether or not the teen, who was two or three months pregnant, lost the baby before or after she was taken into custody by police.

A forlorn Garcia appeared before Brooklyn Judge Dineen Riviezzo Thursday, her face partially obscured by limp, greasy hair.

Riviezzo ordered protective custody for the accused killer, who Guadagnino said has been harassed and threatened by other inmates at the juvenile facility where she is incarcerated.

“Apparently, she’s had some problems,” the attorney said. “She’s been harassed about the case, and there have been improper comments. ”

Guadagnino declined to elaborate, citing attorney-client privilege, but said, “she’s very worried about her situation.”

Garcia initially told cops she killed the pair because her mom had stood by as she was sexually abused by Nunez, but later changed her story and claimed her mom beat her.

Her 28-year-old boyfriend, Jerry Maisonett, allegedly gave her the gun and has also been indicted for the murders.

If convicted, Maisonett faces life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Garcia faces up to 30 years to life in prison for the murders.

No family was present Thursday in court, but Guadagnino said Garcia’s father visits her “religiously, every Sunday.”

“It’s a tragedy,” he added. “It’s all a tragedy.”