- Associated Press - Friday, February 19, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) - The bodies of a mother and two girls who were stabbed at a New York City hotel have been taken to New Jersey for burial.

Heartbroken family members bowed their heads as the three white caskets for 26-year-old Rebecca Cutler, 19-month-old Ziana (zy-AN’-uh) and 4-month-old Maiyah (MY’-uh) were carried from a Brooklyn funeral home Friday.

On Thursday, dozens of mourners, some clutching toys, wept as they packed a service for the mother and children.

Cutler’s other daughter, 2-year-old Miracle, was critically injured in the Feb. 10 attack at the hotel, which accommodated homeless people.

Cutler’s boyfriend, Michael Sykes, has pleaded not guilty to murder charges. He was Maiyah’s father.

Mayor Bill de Blasio said after the attack that the other 28 families at the hotel were being relocated.


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