(Scroll down for video) A woman charged with pushing a New York man to his death into an oncoming train was ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation after laughing uncontrollably in court, according to court proceedings in New York.
Judge Gia Morris ordered Erika Menendez, 31, held without bail and will be given a mental health examination.
Menendez was arraigned Saturday night, on a charge of second-degree murder as a hate crime. "The defendant is accused of committing what is the worst nightmare for any traveler in the subway system," the Queens New York District Attorney Richard Brown said.
Menendez was incoherent in her testimony in Queens criminal court and at one point, began laughing
so hard that the judge told the defense counsel: "You'll have to have your client stop laughing."
She is accused of pushing Sunando Sen into an oncoming number 7 train at 40 Lowery Street on Thursday night at 8:00 p.m.
Police said Menendez admitted to shoving Sen into the tracks. Menendez reportedly told authorities: "I pushed a Muslim onto the tracks because I hate the Hindus and Muslims. Since 2001, when they destroyed the Twin Towers, I beat them," according to the criminal complaint.