Subway shove suspect faces hate crime charges

Erika Menendez, 31, was arraigned last night and a judge ordered her to undergo a psychiatric evaluation as well.

Erika Menendez, 31, was arraigned last night and a judge ordered her to undergo a psychiatric evaluation as well. (12/30/12)

QUEENS - The woman accused of pushing a man to his death in front of a subway train last week has been charged with second-degree murder as a hate crime.

Erika Menendez, 31, was arraigned last night and a judge ordered her to undergo a psychiatric evaluation as well.

The Queens district attorney says Menendez admitted to pushing 46-year-old Sunando Sen to his death on the 7 train platform at the 40th Street-Queens Boulevard station. The district attorney also says Menendez told police she pushed Sen onto the train tracks because she hates Hindus and Muslims.

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