A woman who told police she shoved a man to his death off a subway platform into the path of a train because she has hated ...
Muslims and thought he was one was charged Saturday with murder as a hate crime, prosecutors said. (Dec. 29)
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DURATION: 49-----------------------------------------SHOTLIST:WABC -courtesy / AP Clients OnlyNew York - Dec. 271. Various of emergency vehicles at Queens subway station2. MS Tilt up shot at subway on tracks above ground3. AP Photo of subway train and tracks at station4. AP Photo and graphic of police sketch of woman5. NYPD surveillance video of suspect fleeing the scene6. NYPD sketch of suspect 7. AP Photo of reward posterWABC -courtesy / AP Clients OnlyNew York - Dec. 278. Pull out of crime scene at subway station9. MS of police at crime scene10. MS of police at crime sceneVOICE-OVER SCRIPT:AUTHORITIES IN NEW YORK SAY THEY HAVE CHARGED A WOMAN WITH MURDER AS A HATE CRIME IN THURSDAYS KILLING AT A NEW YORK SUBWAY STATION -- THE SECOND TIME THIS MONTH A VICTIM HAS PUSHED OFF THE PLATFORM IN FRONT OF A SPEEDING TRAIN AND KILLED.POLICE HAVE IDENTIFIED THE WOMAN AS 31-YEAR OLD ERICKA MENENDEZ.FRIDAY, THEY RELEASED SURVEILLANCE VIDEO THEY SAY SHOWS HER FLEEING FROM THE STATION IN QUEENS.THEY ALSO RELEASED A SKETCH OF HER.POLICE SAY THEY ARRESTED MENENDEZ FOLLOWING A TIP FROM THE PUBLIC.AND THEY SAY SHE TOLD INVESTIGATORS THAT SHE HATED MUSLIMS AFTER SEPTEMBER 11TH ATTACKS -- AND THOUGHT HE WAS ONE OF THEM.THE VICTIM WAS FROM INDIA AND RAN A PRINTING SHOP.BUT IT'S NOT KNOWN IF HE'S A HINDU OR A MUSLIM.MENENDEZ COULD BE SENTENCED FROM 25 YEARS TO LIFE IF CONVICTED.SIGOUT - Name/Associated Press