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Sat Dec 29, 2012, 03:33 PM

Woman Is Held in Death of Man Pushed Onto Subway Tracks in Queens

Source: New York Times

A 31-year-old woman was being held by the police on Saturday in connection with the death of a man who was pushed onto the tracks of a Queens subway station and crushed by an oncoming train.

The woman, who had not yet been charged with a crime and whose identity was not revealed, made statements implicating herself in the crime when questioned by detectives, according to Paul J. Browne, the chief spokesman for the Police Department.

Patrol officers picked up the woman early Saturday after someone who had seen a video of a woman running from the attack spotted her on a Brooklyn street and called 911, Mr. Browne said.

The attack occurred around 8 p.m. on Thursday at the 40th Street-Lowery Street station in Sunnyside.

Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/30/nyregion/woman-is-held-in-death-of-man-pushed-onto-subway-tracks-in-queens.html?_r=0

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Reply Woman Is Held in Death of Man Pushed Onto Subway Tracks in Queens (Original post)
IDemo Dec 2012 OP
Smarmie Doofus Dec 2012 #1
wilt the stilt Dec 2012 #2
mainer Dec 2012 #3
FarPoint Dec 2012 #4
mainer Dec 2012 #5
Skidmore Dec 2012 #11
malibea Dec 2012 #6
1monster Dec 2012 #7
DollarBillHines Dec 2012 #8
toby jo Dec 2012 #9
Rozlee Dec 2012 #19
Judi Lynn Dec 2012 #10
proudleftist526 Dec 2012 #12
DesertFlower Dec 2012 #13
cbrer Dec 2012 #14
Odin2005 Dec 2012 #15
SpartanDem Dec 2012 #16
Zax2me Dec 2012 #17
question everything Dec 2012 #18
tawadi Dec 2012 #20

Response to IDemo (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 03:45 PM

1. Hideous.. ...n/t

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 03:48 PM

2. My grandmother's house was at that exit

and I lived there until I was 5. her house was on 41st street. As a matter of f act I think the house is still owned by my Uncle and Aunt.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 04:39 PM

3. This is going to be tough to prosecute

unless she confesses. If she's mentally ill, then there'll be questions about her competence to make a statement.

No physical evidence, only eyewitnesses to ID her, and a grainy surveillance recording. A good defense attorney could make the case it's mistaken identity.

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Response to mainer (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 04:41 PM

4. She ran away....immediately!

She new she was bad....and in trouble. Mental Illness is not a freepass-get out of jail pass.

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Response to FarPoint (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 04:52 PM

5. That's assuming they have the right suspect

But it's going to be hard to prove they've got the right suspect.

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Response to mainer (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 07:18 PM

11. I saw on the news that she was caught on a security video camera

with a full view of her. The newsreader said that one of her family members had seen the video on the news and turned her in.

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Response to FarPoint (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 04:52 PM

6. I agree with you.

I agree with you. No one, whether they are in good mental health or not, has a right to push another human being into the path of a train - or to push another onto train tracks. This person should be put away for good because they do not have a right, nor do they deserve, to live among other civilized persons.

Some people should be punished for their negative, repulsive behavior and this is one of these people!

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Response to mainer (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 05:34 PM

7. If she is mentally ill, she will evaluated by two or more psychiatrists/psychologists

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who will determine whether or not she is competent to stand trial. If she is found not to be competent to stand trial, she will be sent to a state mental facility where she will under go "competency training." When she is able to recite back all the answers (whether she is able to actually understand them) required for a rating of competent to stand trial, she will then stand trial.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 05:44 PM

8. “pushed a Muslim off the train tracks because I hate Hindus and Muslims

ever since 2001 when they put down the twin towers I’ve been beating them up.”

$10 says she is a Fox and Limbaugh nut.

The victim was Indian, a Hindu.

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Response to DollarBillHines (Reply #8)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 06:31 PM

9. Most definitely

Makes the establishment of lacking in mental fitness redundant

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Response to DollarBillHines (Reply #8)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 12:25 AM

19. Wasn't an East Indian killed and another severely beaten because

they were mistaken for Muslim by Islamophobes? Indians didn't bring down the World Trade Center and neither did all Muslims. I seem to remember that, not counting the terrorists, 70 Muslims died on 9/11 in the attacks. You're right; Fox News and the right wing echo chamber program these idiots with their propaganda and hateful rhetoric, then let them loose in the streets to perform their holy missions.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 07:00 PM

10. Woman charged with hate-crime murder over Queens subway death

Woman charged with hate-crime murder over Queens subway death

Police say Erica Menendez made statements implicating herself in death of Sunando Sen, who was pushed in front of train

Associated Press in New York
guardian.co.uk, Saturday 29 December 2012 18.02 EST

A woman accused of pushing an immigrant from India to his death in front of a subway train was charged on Saturday with murder as a hate crime.

Police arrested Erica Menendez on Saturday after a passer-by on a street noticed she resembled the woman seen in a surveillance video.

A spokeswoman for Queens district attorney Richard A Brown said Menendez told authorities she hates Hindus and Muslims.

Subway shoving victim Sunando Sen was from India, but it's unclear if he was Muslim or Hindu.

Sen, who lived in the borough of Queens and ran a printing shop, was killed on Thursday night. Witnesses said a muttering woman pushed him on the tracks as a No. 7 train entered a Queens station and then ran off.

More:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/dec/29/woman-charged-murder-queens-subway

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 07:19 PM

12. what a horrible crime (nt)

 

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 07:58 PM

13. i lived in forest hills queens until 23 years ago.

our building had 105 apartments. we had cubans, russians, afghanies, jews, puerto ricans, israelis, african americans, people from india and other parts of the world -- never had a problem.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 08:19 PM

14. The GOP path of fear and hatred

 

Is coming home. Full force. This is the religious party also remember. Tolerance and kindness...

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 09:33 PM

15. $100 says she's a Pam Gellar fan.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 10:41 PM

16. Another Fox News causality n/t

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Response to SpartanDem (Reply #16)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 11:10 PM

17. Erika Menendez - watches fox?

 

Who knew.

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Response to IDemo (Original post)

Sat Dec 29, 2012, 11:33 PM

18. Was the peron who pushed a man in an earlier incident caught?

I think that he was mentally ill. Which really does not help the rest of us.

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Response to question everything (Reply #18)

Sun Dec 30, 2012, 02:55 PM

20. Yes

A homeless man was arrested and charged with murder in that case. He claimed he acted in self-defense and is awaiting trial.

http://www.abc15.com/dpp/news/national/new-york-subway-death-woman-charged-with-murder-in-ny-subway-shove-death

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