|Erika Menendez and Sunnando Sen|
A woman was arrested, charged and convicted of manslaughter after pushing a man to his death in front of an oncoming train, prosecutors in New York said.
Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced that the 33-year-old woman has pleaded guilty to manslaughter for shoving the man to his death as a number 7 subway train
entered the 40 Street-Lowery Street station in Sunnyside, Queens.
The defendant now faces at least 22 years in prison when sentenced next month.
Erika Menendez pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter before Queens Supreme Court Justice Gregory L. Lasak, who indicated he would sentence the defendant to anywhere between 22 and 25 years in prison.
Menendez was observed talking to herself and pacing back and forth on the subway platform around 8:00 p.m. The victim, Sunnando Sen, 46, was on the platform waiting for the train’s arrival.
Suddenly, the defendant approached the victim from behind and shoved him onto the tracks as the train came into the station.
The victim was struck by the train and died of multiple blunt force trauma.