Man Indicted for Murder in Stabbing Death of Christina Lee

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New York State Supreme Court indicted a 25-year-old man for murder in the stabbing death of 35-year-old Christina Lee, CBS News reports.

Lee was found stabbed to death in her apartment on the morning of February 13. Assamad Nash was later arrested. Authorities allege he followed Lee into her apartment building around 4:20 a.m. and stabbed her over 40 times.

Hundreds of Asian Americans gathered in New York City to call for justice and honor Lee’s memory.

“Today’s indictment marks the beginning of our pursuit of justice in the name of Christina Yuna Lee, a bright and beloved New Yorker who should not have had her life cut short in such a violent, shocking manner in her own home,” Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg said in a statement Wednesday, according to CBS News.

Nash faces three charges: one count of murder in the first degree, one count of burglary in the first degree and one count of burglary in the first degree as a sexually motivated felony.

The indictment comes on the first anniversary of the Atlanta spa shootings that killed eight people, including six Asian women.

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