This police sketch provided December 30, 2012 by the New York City Police Department shows a likeness of the woman believed to have pushed a man, 46-year-old Sunando Sen, from India to his death in front of a subway on December 27. A 31-year-old New York woman, Erika Menendez , was scheduled to appear before a judge Sunday after being charged with murder as a hate crime for shoving Sen to his death in front of an oncoming subway train. Menendez of the Bronx borough, was motivated by hatred of Muslims and Hindus, according to the Queens District Attorney’s Office. “I pushed a Muslim off the train tracks because I hate Hindus and Muslims. Ever since 2001 when they put down the twin towers, I’ve been beating them up,” she told police. Menendez, who is awaiting arraignment in Queens Criminal Court, faces from 25 years to life in prison if convicted.
+ “There is no reason. I just pushed him in front of the train because I thought it would be cool. I just pushed him because he was Muslim.”
+ Menendez laughed uncontrollably and smiled during the hearing, telling prosecutors that she pushed Sen onto the subway track for no reason.
+ “Tell your client this is not funny. You’re going to have to have your client stop laughing. This is not appropriate.”