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Subway-Pushing Suspect Fit for Trial: Judge

Erika Menendez 'thought it'd be cool' to shove man: police

(Newser) - Following a psychological evaluation , alleged New York subway pusher Erika Menendez has been cleared for trial, the New York Post reports. Menendez remains in the hospital, her attorney says. Her arraignment Jan. 29 for second-degree murder is likely also to address an outstanding reckless driving accusation. Meanwhile, the Post reveals...

Subway Killing Suspect Assaulted Officer in Hospital

Erika Menendez reportedly grew upset after seeing herself on news

(Newser) - Erika Menendez, the woman accused of pushing Sunando Sen to his death in the New York City subway, attacked a corrections officer Monday evening while in a hospital emergency room, reports the New York Times . Menendez had been brought to the hospital for a psychiatric evaluation, and the assault was...

Suspect in Subway Killing Had Attacked Twice Before

Erika Menendez spent years in and out of mental facilities: insiders

(Newser) - The woman suspected of fatally pushing Sunando Sen to his death on the New York subway had attacked before, the New York Times finds in a look at her history. Police say Erika Menendez, who has been undergoing mental health treatment in various forms for years, has been arrested three...

Psych Eval Ordered for Suspected Subway Pusher

Erika Menendez has history of mental illness, says family

(Newser) - Erika Menendez laughed so hard that she shook, and appeared "unhinged" last night at her arraignment on charges that she shoved a man to his death in the New York City subway, reports the New York Post . “You’re going to have to have your client stop laughing,...

Woman Charged With Hate Crime in Fatal Subway Push

Erika Menendez 'told cops it was ... against Muslims'

(Newser) - A homeless woman detained for allegedly pushing a man to his death on New York's subway tracks will be charged with second-degree murder as a hate crime, the New York Times reports. The woman, 31-year-old Erika Menendez, "told the cops it was an act against Muslims" and mentioned...

2nd Man Pushed to His Death in NYC Subway

'Mumbling' woman flees after shoving man

(Newser) - For the second time this month, a man has been killed after being shoved onto New York City subway tracks. Last night's victim hasn't been identified, but several witnesses saw the incident, the New York Daily News reports: A young woman was mumbling as she wandered along a...

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