BRATTLEBORO — Police have identified the victim of a murder in Brattleboro as Leah Rosin-Pritchard, a 36-year-old employee of the Groundworks Collaborative.
According to court documents, Zaaina Asra Zakirrah Mahvish-Jammeh, a 38-year-old resident of the shelter, attacked Rosin-Pritchard with an ax in the Groundworks living room, where she died.
Mahvish-Jammeh was arrested and is facing murder charges.
If convicted, she could face 35 years to life in prison.
“Leah Rosin-Pritchard is irreplaceable,” the Groundworks Collaborative said in a statement. “She was 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.”
Mahvish-Jammeh specifically requested to meet with Rosin-Pritchard in the living room before the attack, according to court documents.