Press Release


Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz announced today that a Queens County grand jury has indicted Kattie Mino, 20, on murder and other charges for allegedly stabbing her former boyfriend in the neck earlier this summer. The two were arguing about their one-year-old daughter.

District Attorney Katz said, “An argument over the care of their child escalated into deadly violence. Now the baby’s father is dead and her mother is facing prison time – leaving this one-year-old without either parent to raise her. Violence is never the solution to settling a dispute.”

Mino, of 120th Street in College Point, was arraigned this morning before Queens Supreme Court Justice Richard Buchter on an indictment charging her with murder in the second degree, manslaughter in the first degree and criminal possession of a weapon in the fourth degree. The defendant’s return date is January 6, 2021. If convicted, Mino faces up to 25 years to life in prison.

District Attorney Katz said that on the morning of June 4, 2020 the defendant had a verbal dispute with her former boyfriend, Jonathan Estevez. The two argued over the care of their one-year-old daughter. At the height of the argument, the defendant allegedly took a knife and plunged it into the victim’s neck. He died at a local hospital.

The investigation was conducted by detectives of the New York City Police Department’s 109th Precinct Detective Squad and the Queens Homicide North Detective Squad.

Assistant District Attorney Courtney Finnerty of the District Attorney’s Homicide Bureau, with the assistance of Assistant District Attorney Patricia Diaz, is prosecuting the case under the supervision of Assistant District Attorneys Brad A. Leventhal, Bureau Chief, Peter J. McCormack III, Senior Deputy Bureau Chief, John W. Kosinski and Kenneth A. Appelbaum, Deputy Bureau Chiefs and under the overall supervision of Executive Assistant District Attorney for Major Crimes Daniel A. Saunders.

**Criminal complaints and indictments are accusations. A defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.