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New York Man Pleaded Guilty for Stabbing Woman to Death in Bathtub in Her Apartment; NYPD said Victim Stabbed Viciously Multiple Times

New York Man Pleaded Guilty for Stabbing Woman to Death in Bathtub in Her Apartment; NYPD said Victim Stabbed Viciously Multiple Times

A man from New York City has pleaded guilty to multiple charges related to a disturbing incident in which he allegedly stalked and brutally stabbed a woman 40 times inside her apartment in Chinatown in 2022. The Manhattan District Attorney’s office has confirmed this development.

In a press release, Manhattan District Attorney Alvin L. Bragg, Jr. announced that Assamad Nash, 27, has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and first-degree burglary as a sexually motivated felony in New York State Supreme Court on June 18. The sentencing date has been set for July 30, with a sentence of 30 years to life in state prison.

Court documents cited in the release and Nash’s guilty plea reveal the terrifying incident that occurred when Christina Yuna Lee, 35, entered her apartment building near Grand Street and Chrystie Street around 4:20 a.m. on Feb. 13, 2022.

On that particular morning, Nash accompanied Lee as they made their way into the building and climbed six flights of stairs to reach her apartment. According to the release, Nash allegedly entered Lee’s apartment without permission and made an attempt to sexually assault her.

The New York Post acquired unsettling surveillance footage of the incident, capturing Nash and Lee in a narrow hallway as Nash approached her apartment unit, just a few feet away.

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According to the release, Lee’s neighbors made an urgent call to 911 at 4:22 a.m. They reported hearing sounds of a struggle, including Lee screaming for help. Moments later, New York police officers swiftly arrived at Lee’s apartment, where they heard her distressing screams, yet unfortunately faced obstacles in gaining entry.

Meanwhile, Nash attempted to escape the apartment using the fire escape but ultimately decided to return inside upon noticing a police officer on the roof above him, according to the statement.

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At 5:40 a.m., officers entered the apartment and discovered Nash concealed beneath Lee’s bedroom mattress. Additionally, they uncovered a kitchen knife stained with blood that had been concealed behind the dresser. Authorities have provided this information.

According to the release, officers discovered Lee in the bathroom with numerous stab wounds, including to her head, neck, and torso. Lee was declared deceased at the scene.

According to previous reports by PEOPLE, Nash was initially arraigned in criminal court on charges of first-degree murder and two counts of burglary.

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