She was the apple of his eye — and rotten to the core.
Brooklyn dad Michael Joseph remembers his darling daughter kissing him gently one hour before dispatching two knife-wielding gang bangers to butcher him, authorities said. The 14-year-old let the would-be killers inside their Flatbush apartment Oct. 28 and provided the kitchen knives intended to carve up her sleeping dad, according to authorities.
The terrifying teen convinced the cold-blooded co-conspirators to gut her father by claiming that he raped her, one of the suspects told police. Joseph, 53, said that he woke up to one attacker’s cry for blood as a knife blade plunged into his throat.
“Kill that motherf—er!” howled one of the suspects — a Crips member known on the streets as “Murder.”
Joseph somehow survived the attack in his Flatbush home after the savage assailants stabbed him in the face, chest, neck, arms, legs and back. A criminal complaint alleges that the teen “had been planning to kill (her father) for a while” before motivating the two men with the incest claim.
Joseph was not charged with any crime, and denied the sexual abuse charge. We’re not identifying the girl because she could be the victim of a sex assault. Police are investigating the claim. The father, whose body is covered in scars from the attack, said he knows his child tried to kill him — but still considers the girl his “pride and joy.
“I just want what’s best for her,” he said. A Brooklyn judge ruled that meant a restraining order barring the teen from any contact with her father at his home or work, or via phone, text and e-mail. The girl was arrested Nov. 11 on 34 charges, including attempted murder, after the midnight murder plot failed.
She was released without bail last Friday to the custody of her mom, who lives in a Manhattan shelter for homeless people with AIDS, the girl’s father said. Ricardo Leveillez, the on-and-off love of the teen, was busted for attempted murder and remains in Rikers Island on $250,000 bail. The third suspect remains on the lam three weeks after the gory attack.
The dad says his once “church-going” daughter started running away at age 12, worked as a prostitute and contracted a venereal disease. She also lied to police about someone raping her at knifepoint, said Joseph.
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