Authorities in Vermont claim that a homeless woman brutally murdered a homeless shelter employee before she was seen wiping blood from her hands.
According to reports, Zaaina Asra Zakirrah Mahvish-Jammeh is accused of attacking social worker Leah Rosin-Pritchard with a small ax on Monday inside a Vermont shelter.
According to a police affidavit from Brattleboro, a woman attacked Rosin-Pritchard before other employees could see her, the VT Digger reported.
Mahvish-Jammeh was seen in a nearby room “wiping blood off her hands with a paper towel,” according to the affidavit. Rosin-Pritchard was discovered dead on the kitchen floor of the shelter with severe face, neck, and torso wounds.
Before the attack, Mahvish-Jammeh, 38, was reportedly speaking with the 36-year-old victim as she swung the small ax that she had just purchased on Saturday.
According to the VT Digger, police Detective Sgt. Greg Eaton stated in the affidavit that “the brief conversation they had was very muffled and hard to hear.” “But before I could hear the thudding and the screaming, it was obvious there was no argument.”
Unidentified man claimed to the Brattleboro Reformer that since seeing the murder, he hasn’t been able to sleep.
The witness declared, “It was a f——— brutal savage f——— murder.” “I’ve had trouble falling asleep. I see that s— every time I close my eyes, for that reason.
According to the affidavit, according to Fox News Digital, Mahvish-Jammeh told another employee after the attack that she didn’t like Rosin-Pritchard. The victim was then assaulted while already lying on the ground, according to the affidavit.
On Tuesday, the suspect entered a not-guilty plea to a charge of first-degree murder.
Rosin-Pritchard is “irreplaceable,” and the shelter won’t be the same without her, according to Groundworks, the company that manages the facility.
She was described in the statement as “a wonderfully strong, positive, beautiful, and compassionate person who gave generously of her spirit and skills in support of all Morningside House residents and her professional colleagues.”
“The level of loss felt by her Groundworks coworkers and residents cannot be adequately expressed in words. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family, close friends, and the larger Brattleboro community.