A person was arrested for allegedly killing his girlfriend – who was discovered lifeless Friday along with her throat slit days after she instructed kinfolk she was frightened of her boyfriend, police stated.
Nashan Walsh, 35, was picked up police Saturday and charged with murdering mother-of-two Bjana James, 37, who was discovered by her brother with the deadly knife wound inside her house within the Bronx’s Betances Homes, in accordance with cops.
Family who gathered for a vigil exterior James’ house on Saturday revealed to The Publish that the slain girl instructed a member of the family earlier within the week that her boyfriend was performing unusual and that she feared for her life.
James stopped replying to texts on Wednesday evening, the kinfolk stated.
It was not instantly clear if Walsh is the boyfriend the relative was referring to.
Bjana James, 37, was discovered lifeless along with her throat slit on March 18 in her Bronx house.Tomas E. Gaston
“She mainly was texting her [relative] the day it occurred like, ‘I’m scared. He’s gonna kill me. I’m scared for my life. He’s bugging out,’” a cousin, who gave her title as Shelly, had instructed The Publish.
“He left the home. She wrote again… ‘He’s right here, he’s again,’ and ever since she wrote that we didn’t hear from her once more.”
By Friday, involved members of the family determined to go to James’ house — which was left open. Her brother found the grisly scene.
There have been no indicators of pressured entry or theft, an NYPD spokesman stated.
“I didn’t know she was in a home violence relationship,” her mom Stacey James instructed The Publish. “I seen a change in her after they acquired collectively. She wouldn’t come see the infant as a lot.”
James leaves behind a a 12-year-old son and eight-year-old daughter, who lived with their maternal grandmother on the time of her demise.