Christina Yuna Lee 35-Year-Old
Here in New York City, Assamad Nash has been arrested as a suspect in the fatal stabbing of a 35-year-old woman Sunday inside her apartment.
The homeless man who allegedly butchered a 35-year-old woman in her Chinatown apartment over the weekend claimed.
“I didn’t kill anyone!” After being accused of killing her on Monday.
The man had followed Christina Yuna Lee from the street to her building.
Lee is the latest victim in a string of anti-Asian hate crimes in New York and across the country that have intensified since the start of the pandemic.
Assamad Nash charged for killed Christina Yuna Lee
Assembly member Yeh-Lin Niu, who represents Lee County, denounced the escalation of violence and called Sunday’s killing a “worst nightmare scenario.”
Lee was a Rutgers University graduate and worked on a digital music platform.
Asmad Nash’s denial as he was led in handcuffs from NYPD’s 5th District in Lower Manhattan came moments after he was booked for murder.
and robbery in the Sunday morning homicide.
“I didn’t kill anyone!” Wearing dark pants, a gray T-shirt and a jacket over his head, Nash, 25, told reporters when asked why Lee was butchered, leaving her to die in the bathtub.
Police sources said that Lee valiantly tried to fight Nash – leaving him with cuts to his body – as he allegedly repeatedly stabbed her to death.
A NYPD spokesperson said it was not immediately clear why Nash followed Lee inside the apartment or why she allegedly killed her, but that her killing is not being treated as a hate crime at this time.
Law enforcement sources said the most likely motive was theft, given Nash’s past criminal history.
“As we begin to address this tragedy, we ask that you remember Christina Lee as the magical character who was always full of joy.
We wish her loved ones peace in their grief.”
Relatives of Lee declined to comment when they were reached at their home in New Jersey on Monday afternoon.
Prosecutors said he has been charged with 27 criminal corruption charges and is due to appear in court on March 9.