Woman Gets 24 Years For Shoving Man Off Subway Track In QueensA woman was sentenced to 24 years in prison Wednesday, after admitting to shoving a Hindu man off a Queens subway platform to his death in an attack motivated by religious animus.
Mother Of Suspect In Fatal Queens Subway Push Says Daughter Wasn't Taking Her MedicationMaricela Mera, the mother of accused killer Erika Menendez, offered her condolences Friday to the family of the victim, 46-year-old Sunando Sen.
Defense Contesting Ruling That Alleged Subway Pusher Is Mentally Unfit For TrialDefense attorneys will have its own psychiatrist examine 31-year-old Erika Menendez.
Subway Shoving Suspect Says 'Bad Day' Drove Her To AttackThe woman accused of shoving a man in front of a subway train in Queens last month blamed a “bad day” for her actions in a recent interview.
Judge: Woman Charged With Murder For Deadly Subway Push Fit To Stand TrialAt a hearing on Monday, the judge ruled that Menendez is fit to stand trial. Menendez was not in court for the hearing. A lawyer hired by the woman's family said she remains hospitalized.
Police: Subway Push Suspect Has Lengthy Arrest Record; Family Reported Issues With MedicationPolice say Menendez's family members called authorities several times in the past five years because they were having difficulty dealing with her. Police did not say what the medication was.
Subway Push Suspect Ordered To Undergo Psychiatric Evaluation As She's Held Without BailJudge Gia Morris ordered Erika Menendez, 31, held without bail and be given a mental health exam. Menendez was arraigned Saturday night on a charge of second degree murder as a hate crime.