Memorial Fundraiser for Murdered Chrystie Street Tenant Exceeds $350K

Posted on: February 28th, 2022 at 5:03 am by

Photo: Lee Family

The family of Christina Yuna Lee, the Chrystie Street tenant murdered in her apartment earlier this month, started an online fundraiser last week in her memory.

Organized by sister Angela Lee, the eponymous memorial fund via GoFundMe will “support the organizations and places that were the most important to her.”

“On February 13, 2022, our daughter, sister, and friend Christina Yuna Lee was taken from us in a senseless act of violence,” the heartfelt appeal reads. “Christina was coming home from a night out with her friends. She walked up the stairs to her apartment and was fatally met by a man with ill intent.”

Because the crowdfunding campaign handily surpassed its initial $100K goal, Lee’s family increased the target twice, first to $300K and now to $500K.

Assamad Nash, 25, a homeless man on the Bowery, was charged with murdering Christina Yuna Lee after following her into her apartment on February 13. Cops said a neighbor across the hall on the top floor of 111 Chrystie Street (just south of Delancey) called 911 at around 4:30am Sunday morning after hearing the 35-year-old victim screaming. Officers arrived, and after a brief standoff with Nash (who tried to escape) found Lee in her bathroom, bloody in the tub; Nash allegedly knifed her multiple times about the body, and pronounced dead at the scene.

What’s more, Nash had been free on supervised release after three arrests in four months for an array of crimes

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