Tuesday, June 19, 2018
News Roundup

New York subway suspect has history of mental illness

New York

Subway suspect has history of mental illness

Erika Menendez, who is charged with pushing a stranger to his death under an oncoming train at a Queens station, had years of contact with the mental health and law enforcement establishments. Menendez, 31, was treated by the psychiatric staffs of at least two city hospitals, and caseworkers visited her family home in Queens to provide further help. She was also arrested at least three times, twice after violent confrontations. She was charged Saturday with murder as a hate crime after she told police she pushed Sunando Sen, 46, to his death Thursday, according to prosecutors.

Elsewhere

Venezuela: President Hugo Chávez has suffered "new complications" following his cancer surgery in Cuba, his vice president said Sunday, describing his condition as delicate.

India: A woman who died after being gang-raped and beaten on a bus in New Delhi was cremated Sunday as millions of grieving, angry residents demanded greater protection for women from sexual violence.

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