Woman accused of killing shelter coordinator to seek mental evaluation
BRATTLEBORO, Vt. (WCAX) - A judge has ordered a mental evaluation for a homeless woman accused of using an ax and knife to kill a shelter coordinator in Vermont. Zaaina Mahvish-Jammeh appeared in court on Tuesday, a day after the attack at Morningside House in Brattleboro.
Police said she purchased the ax from a hardware store before requesting a meeting with the shelter coordinator and then striking the victim multiple times in front of horrified co-workers.
Police said the victim, Leah Rosin-Pritchard, suffered injuries to the face, neck and torso and was pronounced dead at the scene.
An attorney for Mahvish-Jammeh declined comment Thursday.
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