Woman charged in NYC subway push death

Saturday, December 29, 2012 - 4:37pm

A 31-year-old Bronx woman has been charged with second-degree murder as a hate crime in the death of a man shoved in front of a subway train, Queens County prosecutors said Saturday.

District Attorney Richard A. Brown identified the woman as Erika Menendez. She is awaiting arraignment.

The woman made "statements implicating herself in the death of Sunando Sen," Paul Browne, the New York Police Department's chief spokesman, said earlier.

Witnesses said a woman paced the platform and talked to herself shortly before pushing the man onto the tracks Thursday evening as the 11-car train entered the station. The man's body was pinned under the second car after it came to a stop.

Security video showed a person running from the scene.

Sen, 46, of Queens had owned a shop called New Amsterdam Copies and was a graphic designer for posters, said Ar Suman, Sen's roommate.

In early December, Ki-Suck Han, 58, was shoved onto the tracks in a Times Square station as a train approached.

Naeem Davis, 30, a homeless man, has been charged with second-degree murder in that case.

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CNN's Ross Levitt contributed to this reported.

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