Menendez, 33, told police that she pushed Sen in front of an oncoming 7 train in December 2012 because he was Hindu, whom she believed (along with Muslims) were responsible for the attacks on 9/11. “I pushed a Muslim off the train tracks because I hate Hindus and Muslims. Ever since 2001 when they put down the Twin Towers I’ve been beating them up,” she said.
She pleaded guilty to manslaughter in March for the crime at the 40th Street-Lowery Street subway station in Sunnyside, Queens. The Queens district attorney’s office, the New York Times reports, accepted Menendez’s lesser manslaughter plea—and did not pursue a murder charge—because of her “substantial psychiatric history and drug problems.”