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Woman sent to prison for 24 years for shoving Queens subway rider

Timesledger staff

A 33-year-old Rego Park woman was sentenced to 24 years in prison Wednesday for pushing a man to his death in front of the No. 7 subway train in Sunnyside in 2012,

the Queens district attorney said.

Erika Menendez of 98-01 67th Ave., pleaded guilty in March to first-degree manslaughter before Queens Supreme Court Judge Gregory Lasak, who handed down the sentence.

Menendez, who was seen talking to herself on the platform of the 40th Street-Lowery Street station on Dec. 27, 2012, approached Sunnando Sen, 46, and shoved him onto the tracks, the DA said. He was hit by the train and died from multiple blunt force trauma.

“The defendant committed what is every subway commuter’s nightmare – being suddenly and senselessly pushed into the path of an oncoming train,” Brown said in a statement.

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