Police: Teen Charged in NYC Subway Death
NEW YORK (AP) _ A Brooklyn teenager was charged Monday with pushing a friend onto subway tracks, where he was struck by a train and killed, police said.
Richie Molina, 19, was arrested Sunday in the death of Edison Guzman, 22, police said. Molina faces two counts of murder in the second degree, which is punishable by 25 years to life in prison.
The friends were arguing on an elevated platform of the 7 line in the Woodside section of Queens. Police said Molina punched and kicked Guzman, knocked him to the ground and rolled him onto the tracks at about 5 a.m. Sunday as the train approached.
Relatives of the victim said the two had been friends since high school and worked together at a Queens bakery, although investigators said Molina was unemployed.
``They went everywhere together. They were good friends,″ Guzman’s uncle Patricio Berneo told the New York Post. Berneo added that the victim’s father ``is waiting for some miracle. He’s hoping that they got the wrong guy.″
In a separate incident, a woman was critically injured when she was hit by train in the Bronx, police said.