Brooklyn teen mother, mother's boyfriend, then parties on New Year's Eve

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A Brooklyn teen has been charged with the the gruesome murder of her mother, and her mother's boyfriend.

According to reports, 15-year-old Destiny Garcia confessed during questioning to the double murder of Rosie Sanchez, 38 and her mother's boyfriend, 40-year-old Anderson Nunez.

Police say the bodies were found at about 6:30p.m. Monday (January 4) in her Sheepshead Bay apartment. Sanchez had been shot multiple times in the chest and was found sitting in the chair, while Nunez, who was shot and stabbed, was found on the living room floor. Destiny allegedly lived with the corpses for several days, and even went to Times Square to celebrate New Years Eve.

Initially, Garcia told police she murdered the pair because she was sexually abused by Nunez, and that her mom had turned a blind eye to the repeated attacks, sources said.


But on Monday, NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said the girl changed her story, claiming she was actually being beaten by her mother, and the boyfriend was the one who wouldn't help.

"She said basically it was the mother that actually was abusive to her, physically abusive to her, in the past," Boyce said. "We don't believe this was at all an act of self-defense. She went and got a gun.... That's not consistent with someone (acting) in self-defense."

Garcia's close relative and confidant Jason Valentin, first cousin of the slain mom, said he doesn't believe any of it.

"What she's saying, I don't think is true," said Jason Valentin, 37. "It sounds like someone coached her to say that."

Valentin said he called police and drove Garcia from Sunset Park to the 61st Precinct stationhouse after she told him what she had done.

"It was hard for me, but at the end of the day, whether family or not, a crime was committed," he said. "Whoever is responsible, even if it's her, they have to pay for what they did."

The teen kept the killings and her alleged role in them secret for nearly a week - and went shopping and then to Times Square for New Year's Eve three days afterward, sources said.

On Monday, the girl gave a confession to cops at the stationhouse in the presence of her father, police said. She's being prosecuted as an adult and was arraigned Monday night.

Garcia's mom died of a gunshot wound to the head and a stab wound in the chest, the medical examiner said. Nunez was stabbed in the head, neck and torso.

Sources said Garcia told police she grabbed a gun out of a drawer in her mother's bedroom and fired at least two bullets into Sanchez. Then she allegedly fired the gun at Nunez. It's not known who the gun belonged to or how long it had been there.