New York woman who pushed victim onto train tracks charged with murder

An entrance to the Times Square subway station. Source: Facebook
An entrance to the Times Square subway station. Source: Facebook

A woman in New York has been charged with murder after allegedly ‘pushing a 49-year old woman into the path of an oncoming train’, which saw the victim perish. The incident took place at the Times Square station.

The suspect, Melanie Liverpool-Turner, has been charged with second-degree murder for pushing Connie Watton, 49, into an oncoming train. Witnesses said they ‘saw the two women arguing’ before the Ms Watton was pushed; however, there is no evidence that the two women were previously known to each other.

Some media outlets have reported that the suspect, Liverpool-Turner, has a history of mental conditions. “I hear voices. I push people in front of trains,” she is alleged to have claimed.

The brother of the victim told reporters Watton’s husband was devastated by the tragic incident: “He’s not doing very well. He’s in total shock,” the relative said.

A lot of social media users who left comments on the story voiced their concerns that not enough is being done to deal with mental health issues across the United States. “Why can’t we invest more on helping people with these problems?” wrote one woman from New Orleans.