Concord man indicted on first-, second-degree murder charges for woman's stabbing death
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CONCORD — A man accused of stabbing a woman to death while trying to rob her has been indicted on first-degree and second-degree murder.
Daswan Jette, 20, stabbed 23-year-old Sabrina Galusha, of Concord, on May 30 after he had asked one of Sabrina's friends Samuel for marijuana, police had previously said.
A Merrimack County grand jury has determined there is enough evidence to proceed with the charges.
Concord Police Detective Wade Brown testified during a court hearing in June that Galusha and her friend Samuel arrived at 36 Pinehurst St., Penacook Place Apartment complex, in Concord where Jette lived with his girlfriend. He allegedly went with Sabrina and two other friends to sell the drugs to Jette.
According to Brown, the defendant got in the backseat of the car and told Galusha to weigh the marijuana on a scale he brought with him. When Galusha put the bag on the scale, Jette grabbed it and ran out of the car back to the entrance way of his apartment building, Brown said.
Brown said Jette supposedly dropped his keys on the way to the locked door in the vestibule and was confronted by Sabrina and Samuel. "They asked (Jette) a few times (for the marijuana), and at one point he basically produced a knife, waved it around, and threatened to stab them," Brown continued.
"He was saying, 'I'm gonna stab you,'" Brown stated. "Samuel pushed the defendant (Jette) and told Sabrina and Madison (their friend who followed after them) to run. All three ran from the vestibule back to the car."
According to the testimony from Brown, the defendant chased after the group and "Sabrina was not able to get her door closed before (Jette) got to the car."
Brown said, "the defendant held the door open, made what (her friends) thought were punching motions at Sabrina, specifically at her chest, and then they realized he had a knife in his hand."
Galusha was screaming and saying she was being stabbed the entire time, Brown stated.
According to Brown, Samuel eventually pushed Jette out of the car and they were able to escape, but Galusha had stab wounds in her buttocks, left knee and the left side of her upper chest. Reports stated that blood covered the entire backseat of the car, especially the seat behind the driver's where Galusha was attacked.
If Jette is convicted on the charges, he could face up to life in prison.