Press Esc to close
Thursday 28 August 2014
News updated at 2:51 AM IST
Weather
Max: 28°C
Min : 20.2°C
In Bangalore
Generally cloudy

Indian's subway death: NY woman's arraignment postponed

New York, Jan 30, 2013, (PTI) :

The arraignment of a 31-year-old woman, accused of shoving an Indian immigrant to his death from a subway platform here last month, has been postponed as defense attorneys seek to contest a ruling that she is mentally fit to stand trial in the case.

Erika Menendez of Queens pushed Sunando Sen, 46, in front of an oncoming subway train on December 27, telling authorities later that her hatred for "Hindus and Muslims" prompted her to push the India-born off the subway platform.

Menendez was due to be arraigned in a federal court today but her arraignment has been postponed till February 27.


At a hearing in a Queens court, her defence team said it would contest a ruling that she is mentally fit for trial.

They want their own psychiatrist to examine Menendez, who has already undergone a psychiatric evaluation.

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown had said earlier this month that Menendez was deemed fit to stand trial.

She has been indicted on charges of one count of second- degree murder as a hate crime and two counts of second-degree murder and faces up to 25 years to life in prison if convicted. She remains held without bail.

Sen, who had owned a printing business in the city, was cremated on New Year's eve in the presence of friends and business partners.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Abhishek Bachchan posing next to the Pro Kabbadi League trophy in Bengaluru ...

Abhishek Bachchan posing next to the Pro Kabbadi League trophy in Bengaluru ...

Imran Khan  supporter waves national and party flags during what has been dubbed a 'freedom march ..

Imran Khan supporter waves national and party flags during what has been dubbed a 'freedom march ..

England's Ben Stokes fails to get to a catch during the second ODI against India ...

England's Ben Stokes fails to get to a catch during the second ODI against India ...

Narendra Modi in a meeting with President of Asian Development Bank, Takehiko Nakao in New Delhi ...

Narendra Modi in a meeting with President of Asian Development Bank, Takehiko Nakao in New Delhi ...

Family members mourn during cremation procession of Lance Naik Dhananjay Kumar who was killed ...

Family members mourn during cremation procession of Lance Naik Dhananjay Kumar who was killed ...

Crowd during cremation procession of Lance Naik Dhananjay Kumar who was killed in an encounter ...

Crowd during cremation procession of Lance Naik Dhananjay Kumar who was killed in an encounter ...

Britain's Deputy PM Nick Clegg during the inauguration of the United Kingdom India Business ...

Britain's Deputy PM Nick Clegg during the inauguration of the United Kingdom India Business ...

Dhoni is bowled by England's Chris Woakes during their second one-day international cricket match ..

Dhoni is bowled by England's Chris Woakes during their second one-day international cricket match ..

MS Dhoni bails fly as he is clean bowled by England's Chris Jordan ...

MS Dhoni bails fly as he is clean bowled by England's Chris Jordan ...

A Lord Ganesha idol decorated with 'Laddus at famous Moti Doongari temple in Jaipur ...

A Lord Ganesha idol decorated with 'Laddus at famous Moti Doongari temple in Jaipur ...

Copyright 2014, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bangalore - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523