Woman to appear in court over subway death

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New York City Police Officers escort 31-year-old Erika Menendez to an awaiting car at New York City Police department 112th Precinct in the Queens Borough of New York.

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A woman accused of shoving an immigrant from India to his death from a New York City subway platform is expected in court.

Erika Menendez is being held on a charge of murder as a hate crime in the December 29 death of 46-year-old Sunando Senator She has been found fit to stand trial and is expected to be arraigned on Tuesday.

Authorities say Menendez pushed Sen because she thought he was Muslim. Sen was Hindu. Authorities were called to her home several times in the past five years because she had not been taking prescribed medications and had been difficult to deal with.

Sen was standing on a platform in Queens on his way home when he was pushed to his death as the train entered the station. - Sapa-AP


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