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Filipina shoved to death in front of NY subway train

/ 10:47 PM November 09, 2016
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New York subway attack victim Connie Watton and husband.

NEW YORK CITY — A woman who was shoved in front of an approaching subway train under Times Square has been identified as 49-year-old Filipina cook Connie Watton of Queens.

Authorities say Watton and another woman, Melanie Liverpool, were talking or arguing on the platform before Liverpool pushed Watton onto the tracks.

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Liverpool is being held without bail after her arraignment Tuesday on a murder charge. Authorities have described Liverpool as emotionally disturbed. Some reports say she is schizophrenic.

It wasn’t clear if she had a lawyer who could comment on her behalf. Authorities have described Liverpool as emotionally disturbed. Subway deaths from pushes are not common, but there have been a few in the past few years.

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Watton spent decades as the housekeeper for billionaire Blackstone Group CEO Stephen Schwarzman’s family.

She emigrated from the Philippines, was a skilled cook who worked for years at the Schwarzman home on Park Avenue.

With reports from the Associated Press and the New York Post.

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