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Paterson man charged in killing of Hawthorne woman

By Jonathan Greene
Published: September 2, 2021


A man has been arrested and charged with a murder that occurred on Oak Street in February, according to the Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office.

Rashawn Pelham, 23, of Paterson, was charged with murder, possession of a handgun for an unlawful purpose, and unlawful possession of a handgun.

Authorities said on February 10, 2021, Pelham allegedly killed 41-year-old Nasreen Yahsi of Hawthorne on Oak and Martin streets in Paterson.

Yahsi sustained multiple gunshot wounds. She died at the hospital the next day.

Pelham was picked up on unrelated charges on Wednesday. He was identified as the alleged individual responsible for the murder, authorities said. He could face life in prison if convicted.

Pelham is being held at the Passaic County Jail.

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