SUNNYSIDE — A woman accused of shoving a man to his death in front of a 7 train in 2012 pleaded guilty Friday to manslaughter, according to the Queens District Attorney.
Erika Menendez, 33, of Rego Park, pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter in the death of 46-year-old Sunando Sen, who was waiting on the platform of the 40th Street subway station in Sunnyside when Menendez pushed him onto the tracks.
She was seen pacing the platform and talking to herself on the night of Dec. 27, 2012, when she shoved Sen from behind as a 7 train pulled into the station.
"The defendant has admitted committing what is every subway commuter's worst nightmare — being suddenly and senselessly pushed into the path of an oncoming train," Richard Brown said in a statement. "The victim was shoved from behind and had no chance to defend himself."
Menendez is expected to be sentenced next month, and faces 22 to 25 years in prison, Brown said. Her defense attorney did not immediately respond to a request for comment.