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

NEW YORK (AP/Hamodia) -

A former home health aide charged with second-degree murder for shoving a woman in front of an oncoming subway train at Times Square insists she’s not guilty.

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

The victim, a 49-year-old woman, was crushed to death around 1:20 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.