Household of Chinatown lady stabbed to dying by homeless profession legal sues New York Metropolis, NYPD officers

The household of a Chinatown lady brutally stabbed to dying is now suing New York Metropolis and the NYPD officers who responded to preliminary 911 calls from neighbors. 

The property of Christian Yuna Lee filed a lawsuit towards the town of New York and 10 members of the New York Metropolis Police Division in Manhattan Legal Court docket earlier this month.  Lee was allegedly killed by a homeless man with a prolonged rap sheet, who was caught on video slipping into her constructing and tailing her as much as her condo final yr 

Lee, a 35-year-old Korean American inventive producer, was discovered stabbed greater than 40 occasions within the bathtub of her condo on Chrystie Avenue in Manhattan on Feb. 13, 2022. 

Police say they arrested a homeless man, Assamad Nash, 25, who was discovered hiding beneath Lee’s mattress.  Nash has since pleaded not responsible to homicide, housebreaking, and sexually motivated housebreaking prices in connection to the Lee’s dying. The lawsuit notes that Lee’s condo was throughout the road from Sara D. Roosevelt Park, which had lengthy attracted crime, drug customers, and the homeless. 


Months earlier than Lee’s dying, Sala Miah, a 51-year-old Bangladeshi GrubHub supply employee, was slashed within the face, stabbed to dying, and robbed of his bicycle on the similar park. Joseph Sandoval was arrested that very same month for Miah’s homicide. 

Murder suspect Assamad Nash perp walk

Assamad Nash, middle, is escorted by law enforcement officials from the fifth Precinct in Manhattan, New York, Monday, Feb. 14, 2022.  (Shawn Inglima/New York Every day Information/Tribune Information Service by way of Getty Photographs)

Town of New York “was conscious of and failed to regulate vital public security situations in Sara D. Roosevelt Park previous to and on the evening of February 13, 2022, together with however not restricted to violent crime such because the October 16, 2021, stabbing dying of Sala Miah, a supply employee, simply exterior Sara D. Roosevelt Park at Chrystie Avenue and Hester Avenue, two blocks from Ms. Lee’s condo, and insufficient fencing and nighttime lighting,” says the submitting obtained by Alokito Mymensingh 24 Digital. 

“The harmful situations in Sara D. Roosevelt Park, a public park owned, maintained and operated by Defendant CITY OF NEW YORK, have been recognized to Defendant CITY OF NEW YORK and contributed to the hurt and struggling of Plaintiff and the interference with Plaintiff’s personal pursuits,” the lawsuit says. “By failing to regulate harmful situations in Sara D. Roosevelt Park, Defendant deliberately, recklessly, and negligently created a nuisance which considerably and unreasonably interfered with Plaintiff’s rights and personal pursuits.” 

On the evening she was killed, Lee traveled house in a taxi and entered her condo constructing at roughly 4:20 a.m. Nash snuck into the constructing behind her, police stated. 


Christina Yuna Lee protest

A protester holds a photograph of Christina Yuna Lee, who was homicide in her Chinatown condo on Feb. 13, 2022.  (Michael M. Santiago/Getty Photographs)

The lawsuit says Lee struggled together with her attacker and screamed for assist for a minimum of 5 minutes, throughout which period her neighbors known as 911 and reported the continuing assault. 

Two NYPD officers have been about three blocks away from the condo on the time, responded to the 911 and heard Lee screaming for assist. But, the lawsuit says, these two officers “failed to realize entry to Ms. Lee’s condo or render any police help or medical support to Ms. Lee at the moment.” 

The submitting claims  that Lee’s screaming abruptly stopped and the officers are believed to have spoken with Nash via the closed door of Lee’s condo. 

“Regardless of the proximity of the NYPD’s fifth Precinct to Ms. Lee’s condo,” the submitting asserts, one other seven officers did not arrive on the condo till roughly 5:30 a.m. – greater than hour after neighbors known as 911 and the primary two officers heard Lee screaming to them for assist. 

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Members of the Korean American Affiliation maintain a rally close to the constructing the place Christina Yuna Lee was murdered on February 15, 2022, in New York Metropolis. (Spencer Platt/Getty Photographs)

“At roughly 5:40 A.M., one hour and twenty minutes after Ms. Lee was first attacked, members of the NYPD Emergency Providers Unit pressured entry into Ms. Lee’s condo,” the lawsuit says. NYPD workplace discovered Lee contained in the condo, “the place she had been fatally stabbed greater than forty occasions within the neck and torso.” 

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She was pronounced useless at her house at roughly 5:55 a.m. On the time, Nash had 4 pending circumstances from prior arrest in New York Metropolis for subway crime.

Lee’s aunt, Boksun Lee, is suing because the administrator of her niece’s property. Lee can also be survived by her dad and mom, Jung Lee and Sungkon Lee, who’re the authorized distributees of her property. 

Peter Johnson