Two cops heard the determined screams of the Chinatown lady who was stalked by a homeless stranger and murdered in her condominium — and even spoke to her killer via the door — however failed to assist, the sufferer’s household claims in a lawsuit.
Christina Yuna Lee, 35, was attacked by an assailant who snuck in behind her as she entered her Chrystie Street building round 4:20 a.m. on Feb. 13, 2022.
Neighbors heard her cries for assist “for at the very least 5 minutes” as she was being viciously butchered, and dialed 911.
Two unidentified officers from the fifth Precinct, about three blocks away, responded to the 911 calls in 4 minutes “and heard Ms. Lee screaming for assist,” in line with the Manhattan Supreme Court submitting towards town and the cops.
They “failed to realize entry to Ms. Lee’s condominium till Ms. Lee had been stabbed greater than 40 occasions by her attacker and succumbed to her accidents,” her aunt, Boksun Lee, mentioned within the courtroom submitting.
They even spoke to her alleged killer “via the closed door of Ms. Lee’s condominium,” the swimsuit alleges.
“Despite having motive to consider Ms. Lee’s life was in imminent hazard, [the officers] failed to realize entry to Ms. Lee’s condominium or in any other case present her with any doubtlessly life-saving police or medical help at the moment,” in line with the litigation, which seeks unspecified damages.
It took further officers greater than an hour to reach, and the Emergency Services Unit cops lastly pressured open the condominium door.
Lee’s physique was discovered inside and Assamad Nash, 25, whose lengthy rap sheet included theft and petty larceny, was discovered hiding below a mattress.
He was charged with murder.
“Ms. Lee’s demise was brought on by the wrongful acts of the defendants,” her household alleges within the litigation, which was first reported by the Daily Beast.
The NYPD declined touch upon the litigation.
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