Sources: Girl, 4, stabbed by father in Frankford

Posted: November 22, 2013

A 4-YEAR-OLD girl was hospitalized last night after her father allegedly attacked her in Frankford, stabbing her with kitchen utensils and dragging her across the street, according to witnesses.

The chaos erupted shortly after 10 p.m. while the girl's father, Dennis Hill, 27, of Staten Island, was visiting the relative of a friend on Sellers Street near Oakland with his two daughters - the 4-year-old and her 1-month-old sister, according to police and a relative.

Hill, possibly under the influence of drugs, began to act bizarre and took his daughters into the kitchen, where he dropped the baby and began to stab her sister with forks, police sources said.

"He had the little girl by her arm," said Anna, who was inside the house and did not provide her last name. "She was like, 'Daddy, you're pulling my arm too tight.' He come in the kitchen with the baby around her throat, then he grabbed the forks."

Anna said that her son, Darryll Martin, 33, intervened, fighting with Hill and attempting to wrestle the child away from him to protect her. Hill, whom Anna identified as "Bam," pulled the little girl by the hair outside and across the street.

Martin beat Hill's arms with a baseball bat until he let go of the girl. Police soon arrived and arrested him.

The infant and 4-year-old were taken to St. Christopher's Hospital for Children to be treated. The baby suffered bruises to her face, neck, back and arms, while her sister had no visible injuries, police said..

Hill was taken to Aria Health's Frankford hospital, where he was being treated for injuries he suffered after the other man intervened.

He was in police custody this morning, charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, making terroristic threats and related offenses.

"God gave him the strength to do that because he wasn't letting that little girl go," Anna said of her son.

"It was his daughter," she said. "He tried to kill that little girl."

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