The Brooklyn father who police believe was murdered by his trans daughter Thursday morning pleaded with his neighbor to “call the cops” as he lay dying on his kitchen floor, the witness recalled.
Susie Lew saw the horrific aftermath of her neighbor Carlo Secondino’s slaying shortly after his 22-year-old daughter frantically pounded on her door around 6 a.m. inside the Bensonhurst apartment building.
“He was lying on the kitchen floor, blood all over his chest, completely all saturated and red. He was just laying there not moving,” Lew, 61, said of the scene.
The daughter who alerted Lew to the bloodbath, Nikki Secondino, has since been charged with her 61-year-old father’s murder, police said.
Nikki had been crying for help after Lew had heard what sounded like an altercation from down the hall, the neighbor said.
“I was woken up. It sounded like body wrestling going on inside the house, like two people fighting,” Lew recalled.
“Her bloody fingerprints are all over my door from when she was banging on the door, hoping I would open it. And then when she stopped the banging and I didn’t hear any more movement in the hallway, I slowly opened my door and heard the father yell my name out, ‘Susie, call the cops!’”
Lew later saw Nikki making a phone call in the hallway, claiming the trio had been robbed by home invaders who had stabbed the entire family including her.
Secondino’s younger daughter, 19, was critically injured in the incident and rushed to a nearby hospital. Her older sister, who has not been charged, was also hospitalized and is expected to survive, police said.
NYPD was called to the family’s home several times this year for reports of domestic violence, according to sources — including one on July 15 in which the dad was accused of threatening to kill the younger daughter and another on Sept. 19 where he allegedly slapped her sister.
In a third incident, on July 14, the 19-year-old was charged with assault and criminal mischief after ripping off their apartment’s window blinds during a dispute with her older sibling, according to police sources.
Secondino often seemed distracted by “family issues” that he was reluctant to discuss, according to Yadira Gomez, who co-owns Mike’s Diner where Secondino worked as a deliveryman.
“I know that there was always fights. He was always working here all day, but during the day he would always say she’s crazy, she’s got some issues, problems, she doesn’t want to work,” Gomez told The Post on Thursday.
“She was fighting him yesterday and he told the other girl, ‘Go to your friend’s house. Don’t stay here,’ because he was worried.”