NY subway shove woman charged

2012-12-30 20:05
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New York - Prosecutors say a woman accused of pushing an immigrant from India to his death in front of a New York subway train has been charged with murder as a hate crime.

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

A spokesperson 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 was killed on Thursday. Witnesses say a muttering woman pushed him on the tracks as a train entered a Queens station and then ran off.

Menendez is in custody and can't be reached for comment. It's unclear if she has an attorney.

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