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NY Subway Murder Suspect Was 'Having Bad Day'
A woman accused of murdering a man by pushing him in front of a New York City subway train has said she did it because she was having a bad day.
Erika Menendez, 31, has been charged with murdering Sunando Sen, an Indian immigrant, last month.
"My mind was just racing that day. I was mad," she said in an interview with the New York Post.
The interview was conducted at the city jail where she is awaiting trial.
"I was homeless. I was hungry. I was fighting with my boyfriend. He came running up the stairs, and I just got up and pushed him."
"He was trying to shake me off," she said.
Menendez, from the Bronx, has told detectives she was motivated by hatred of Muslims and Hindus since the September 11, 2001 attacks.
In the interview, she said she had picked her victim because of his ethnicity.
Mr Sen, 46, was Hindu.
Menendez told the newspaper she has "been beating up Muslims and Hindus for a long time".
"I'm not mad about the people. I'm mad because I liked the buildings," Menendez said.
A judge has ordered the woman's mental evaluation. She faces from 25 years to life in prison if convicted.
The victim ran a printing shop and lived in Queens.
He died on the number 7 line in Queens after he was suddenly knocked onto the tracks as a train entered the station.