Maricela Mera, the mother of accused killer Erika Menendez, offered her condolences Friday to the family of the victim, 46-year-old Sunando Sen.
The lawsuit filed Friday by the family of Ki-Suck Han seeks unspecified damages stemming from his December 3 death.
Defense attorneys will have its own psychiatrist examine 31-year-old Erika Menendez.
Fliers were distributed last week by the Transport Workers Union Local 100 asking train operators to “enter every station as if there is a pair of yellow lanterns at the entrance.”
At 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 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.
Judge 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.
The incident happened around 8 p.m. Thursday on the elevated tracks at the 40th Street station on Queens Boulevard in Sunnyside, which remains closed.
Investigators were looking for a woman who is believed to have pushed the victim, who was struck by a Queens-bound “7″ train at the 40th Street-Lowery Street station.
It has been 33 years since the fateful day that Renee Katz made headlines for all of the wrong reasons. Katz, 17 at the time, was a talented flute player getting ready for college.
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