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St. Albans woman charged in pushing death at Times Square

By TimesLedger staff

A 30-year-old St. Albans woman has been charged with second-degree murder in the death of a 49-year-old Astoria straphanger who was pushed onto the tracks in front of a train at the Times Square station, police said.

The attack took place Monday at 1:20 p.m. in front of horrified onlookers as the 1 train pulled into the 42nd Street stop.

News reports said Melanie Liverpool-Turner, described as schizophrenic, was arguing with another woman on the platform before the deadly incidents. Seconds later Connie Watton was pushed to her death.

Police were investigating whether Liverpool-Turner might have been involved in the death of a 27-year-old woman who ended up on the tracks at Union Square station Oct. 19. That death was thought to be a suicide.

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