Woman in NYC Subway Push: I’m Not Guilty and Didn’t Admit It

By The Associated Press
The Associated Press
The Associated Press
November 8, 2016 Updated: November 8, 2016

NEW YORK—A former home health aide charged with shoving a woman in front of an oncoming subway train under New York’s Times Square insists she’s not guilty of murder.

Prosecutors say Melanie Liverpool admitted to the deadly push. But when Liverpool heard that at her arraignment Tuesday, she said she “didn’t admit” anything.

The other woman was crushed to death around 1 p.m. Monday. Authorities say witnesses flagged down officers on the platform, and Liverpool was apprehended within minutes.

Authorities have described the 30-year-old Liverpool as emotionally disturbed. Her lawyer, Mathew Mari, says that he has little information on her medical history but that she worked as a home health aide until three weeks ago.

Subway deaths from pushes are not common, but there have been a few in the past few years.