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voiceofreason
11-07-2016, 02:16 PM
http://abc7ny.com/news/1-dead-after-being-pushed-onto-subway-tracks-in-times-square/1594303/

1 dead after being pushed onto subway tracks in Times Square

11/7/16

TIMES SQUARE, New York (WABC) --
One person is dead and a suspect is in custody after authorities say a woman pushed another person onto the subway tracks in Times Square Monday afternoon.

It happened at 42nd Street and 7th Avenue around 1:20 p.m., as a southbound No. 1 train was coming into the station.

The female victim was pronounced dead at the scene. The woman suspected of doing the pushing was taken into custody after several people who witnessed the incident flagged down officers.

voiceofreason
11-07-2016, 04:15 PM
https://t.co/zzHGarqpvJ

Woman dies after being shoved in front of subway train in Times Square — another woman taken into custody

Updated: Monday, November 7, 2016, 5:59 PM

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The Bobster
11-07-2016, 04:29 PM
http://nypost.com/2016/11/07/woman-shoved-to-her-death-in-front-of-times-square-train/

Woman shoved to her death in front of Times Square train
By Danielle Furfaro, Daniel Prendergast, Larry Celona, Elizabeth Rosner, Shawn Cohen and Tina Moore
November 7, 2016 | 1:56pm | Updated

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Police taking the woman who allegedly pushed a woman to her death into custody. Photo: James Messerschmidt


A woman was shoved to her death in front of a moving train at Times Square station Monday afternoon, authorities said.

The 49-year-old victim was standing on the platform waiting for the 1 train when a 30-year-old woman wearing a pink shirt and scarf shoved her onto the tracks around 1:20 p.m., authorities said.

She was struck by an oncoming train and died at the scene, police said. The suspect, who has a history of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, was taken into custody, according to police.

The women were seen arguing on the train platform before the deadly push, cops said.

The suspect looked “proud” after she shoved the victim onto the tracks, according to an MTA worker.

“About 5 minutes ago 20 police officers escorted her out…Her head was up — kinda proud of what she did,” the MTA worker said.

He added, “When I first arrived the train was out of service. And the NYPD and FDNY were evacuating people from the 2 train.”

Police were reviewing surveillance footage of the fatal push, Manhattan Chief of Detectives William Aubry said at a press conference.

“Our hearts go out to the victim and the other people who were on the platform and saw this,” Aubry said. “We are looking at video of this incident and the person of interest as they entered the station.”

Transit Chief Joseph Fox added, “What happened here today is tragic.”

voiceofreason
11-08-2016, 04:44 AM
http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Times-Square-Subway-Push-7th-Avenue-42nd-Street-New-York-City-Police-400283961.html

Woman Arrested in Deadly Times Square Subway Shove May Be Linked to Another Subway Death: Sources

A woman died after being shoved in front of an oncoming subway in the heart of Times Square Monday, and a woman arrested in the deadly shove may be linked to another subway death, police sources familiar with the investigation tell NBC 4 New York.

Police and firefighters swarmed the Times Square station at 42nd Street shortly after 1 p.m. after getting a report of a person pushed in front of a train. The 49-year-old victim was pronounced dead at the scene.



The suspect, 30-year-old Melanie Liverpool of Queens, was taken into custody at the scene and later charged with second-degree murder, police said.

It wasn't clear if the suspect and the victim knew each other, nor was it known if they had some type of dispute prior to the alleged shove.

Law enforcement officials say Liverpool previously claimed to police she had shoved another person in front of an oncoming train at Union Square station on Oct. 19.

At the time, police did not find her claim credible; two different witnesses told investigators the victim had jumped in front of the train and treated the death as a suicide, officials said.

Published at 1:46 PM EST on Nov 7, 2016 | Updated at 2:12 AM EST on Nov 8, 2016

voiceofreason
11-08-2016, 07:54 AM
https://www.everipedia.com/connie-watton-astoria-queens/

Connie Watton


Connie Watton was a resident of Astoria, Queens. [1] 
Death

On November 7, 2016, Melanie Liverpool-Turner pushed Watton onto an oncoming train at Times Square-42nd Street platform at around 1:20 p.m., she was pronounced dead at the scene. [1] 



The two women did not know each other. [1] 

The Bobster
11-08-2016, 09:44 AM
http://nypost.com/2016/11/07/suspect-in-fatal-subway-push-lied-about-prior-platform-death/

Suspect in fatal subway push lied about prior platform death
By Danielle Furfaro, Tina Moore and Larry Celona
November 7, 2016 | 7:36pm | Updated

A schizophrenic who last month lied to cops about shoving a woman to her death at a subway station actually did it on Monday — killing a female straphanger on a Times Square platform, police sources said.

Melanie Liverpool-Turner, 30, pushed Connie Watton, 49, onto the tracks as they stood on the downtown No. 1 train platform around 1:20 p.m., a law enforcement source said.

Watton, of Astoria, Queens, was struck by a train and died at the scene. Liverpool-Turner, 30, of Jamaica, Queens, was taken into custody, according to police.

The women may have been riding the same train before the incident but didn’t know each other, police sources said, and it was unclear why Watton was targeted.

In a bizarre twist, Liverpool-Turner lied to police last month about pushing a different woman in front of a train at the Union Square station, police sources said.

She falsely claimed on Oct. 19 she was responsible for the death of a German college student who was struck by a train, police sources said.

But cops soon learned that Liverpool-Turner — who police sources said has a history of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia — made up the story.

The 19-year-old student had been struggling with depression over a recent breakup and had actually committed suicide, police said.

Liverpool-Turner was sent to Bellevue Hospital for a psychiatric exam after those claims.

“Maybe that’s what inspired her to do what she did today,” a police source said Monday.

She actually looked “proud” after she shoved the victim onto the tracks, according to an MTA worker.

“About five minutes ago, 20 police officers escorted her out . . . Her head was up — kinda proud of what she did,” the MTA worker said.

Liverpool-Turner allegedly confessed to the slaying, but had not been charged as of Monday night.

MTA officials diverted 1, 2 and 3 trains at the city’s busiest transit hub as Watton’s body was pulled out from under the train.

Police were reviewing surveillance footage of the incident, Manhattan Chief of Detectives William Aubry said at a press conference.

“Our hearts go out to the victim and the other people who were on the platform and saw this,” Aubry said. “We are looking at video of this incident and the person of interest as they entered the station.

“We have numerous witnesses . . . People on the platform did exactly what we wanted [them] to. They saw something and said something,” he said.

Transit Police Chief Joseph Fox added, “What happened here today is tragic.”

Olief Wilson, Liverpool-Turner’s 48-year-old boyfriend, said she was headed out to shop in Brooklyn before the attack.

“That’s my baby. I’m at a loss for words,” the tearful man said.

The Bobster
11-08-2016, 04:36 PM
http://nypost.com/2016/11/08/woman-pushed-to-her-death-in-subway-was-a-wife-and-chef/

Loser riceburner husband in ‘total shock’ after wife fatally pushed in front of subway
By Lorena Mongelli and Jamie Schram
November 8, 2016 | 11:35am | Updated

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Connie Watton and her husband
Photo: Facebook


The woman fatally pushed to her death at the Times Square subway station was a married chef who “loved” working in the Big Apple, her brother-in-law said Tuesday.

“Obviously, this is terrible,” the relative said about the senseless attack on Connie Watton, 49, allegedly at the hands of schizophrenic Melanie Liverpool, 30.

“Out of a million people, this had to happen to her? She was honestly the most caring, loving, honest person I ever met. She would never hurt anybody. She never feared the city,” said the brother-in-law, who declined to give his name.

The relative said Watton’s loser husband was completely distraught.

“He’s not doing very well. He’s in total shock,” the relative said. “I hope she gets prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law,” referring to Liverpool.

The Post obtained an exclusive first photo of a smiling Watton standing with her husband, who has his arm draped around her.

Liverpool, who has a history of mental illness, shoved Walton in front of an oncoming downtown No. 1 train on Monday for no apparent reason, law enforcement sources said.

Witnesses informed nearby Transit officers, and Liverpool was placed under arrest, sources said.

While being handcuffed, Liverpool admitted that she had “pushed someone onto the tracks,” one source said.

Previously, she claimed that she pushed a German college student onto the tracks in an Oct. 19 incident at Union Square station. But cops said that the 19-year-old student was upset over a recent breakup with her boyfriend, and took her own life.

The Bobster
11-08-2016, 04:42 PM
http://nypost.com/2016/11/08/woman-denies-admitting-she-fatally-shoved-woman-in-front-of-train/

Woman denies admitting she fatally shoved woman in front of train
By Georgett Roberts, Jamie Schram and Yaron Steinbuch
November 8, 2016 | 1:05pm

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Melanie Liverpool-Turner


The woman who allegedly shoved a female straphanger to her death at a subway station appeared Tuesday in court, where she claimed she had not admitted to the crime while being arrested.

“What? I did not admit to nothing,” said Melanie Liverpool-Turner, 30, who is charged with second-degree murder. Ah di-int dooz nuffin!

Liverpool, who has a history of mental illness, shoved Watton in front of an oncoming downtown No. 1 train Monday for no apparent reason, law enforcement sources said.

After striding nonchalantly into Manhattan Criminal Court, Liverpool reacted to Assistant District Attorney Matthew Thiman saying she had admitted to shoving Connie Watton, 49, at the Times Square station.

“It’s a strong case with multiple eyewitnesses,” the prosecutor said.

Judge Gerald Lebovits said: “Two individuals allegedly observed the defendant pushed the victim in front of an oncoming train.”

But her attorney, Mathew Mari, informed him that Liverpool said she was not guilty.

Mari said Liverpool worked as a home aide up until three weeks ago, has no prior convictions and has lived at the same address for three years.

He said he met with her for about 15 minutes but got very little out of her.

“She wouldn’t really discuss anything,” he told reporters. “She is not talking very much. She didn’t have very much to say other than she is ‘not guilty’ and she didn’t want to discuss anything else.”

When asked about her demeanor, he said she was “calm, very calm.”

“I know she told me that she did have some kind of medical history but she wouldn’t get into it,” he said when asked about her psychological history.

Liverpool, who rolled her eyes a few times during her appearance :rolleyes:, was held without bail and is due in court again on Thursday.