Nashan Walsh has been arrested and charged with the murder of Bjana James. According to police reports Bjana James was found in her Bronx apartment on Saturday, March 19 2022, with her throat slit after receiving a 911. When police arrived they were unable to save Bjana James and the murder weapon was left on her body wiped clean. Nashan Walsh, the boyfriend of Bjana James, immediately became a suspect as her family members talked about the violent streak the convicted felon had. Nashan Walsh would be arrested a day after the murder and has been charged with murder, manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon.
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Police busted a man accused of fatally slashing a woman in the Bronx, officials said.
Nashan Walsh, 35, was arrested Sunday on charges of murder, manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon. He allegedly killed Bjana James, 37, in her Bronx apartment.
James was found unconscious and unresponsive in her Betances Houses home early Saturday, police said. She’s suffered a slash wound to the throat.
Police have not yet said what motivated the fatal attack. It wasn’t immediately clear if there was any relationship between Walsh and Bjana James.
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The boyfriend of a Bronx mother found dead with her throat slit in her apartment has been arrested for the slaying, police said Sunday.
Nashan Walsh, 35, was nabbed Sunday and charged with murder, manslaughter and criminal possession of a weapon for the killing of Bjana James, 37, cops said.
Police responding to a 911 call found James dead at the Betances Houses in Mott Haven about 2:30 a.m. Saturday.
She was sprawled out on her coach with her throat slit. Atop her lifeless body was a knife washed clean of any evidence, police said.
Walsh has an “extensive” violent criminal record, a police spokesperson said. He was imprisoned in 2011 for assault, records show.
James’ family told the Daily News the woman’s boyfriend had a bad temper and was abusive.
“I was out with her March 8th, and he was there too,” said one cousin, who would only identify herself as Shelly. “In front of us it was peachy, but behind closed door it wasn’t the same.”
Walsh stormed out of James’ apartment Wednesday after acting erratically, the slain woman’s younger sister said.
“She said ‘I’m scared. He’s going to kill me!’’ said her sister, who did not want to be named.
When Walsh returned later that night, James told her cousin he was back. It was the last time anyone heard from the woman.
James had two children — Maya, 8, and Junior, 12 — who were staying with their grandmother when she was killed, family said.
“She was a loving person,” James’ cousin told The News. “She left her two kids behind. We have to go break the news to her kids. We didn’t think this would happen.”