THE BRONX (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a 34-year-old man on second-degree murder and manslaughter charges for allegedly pushing a stranger in front of a moving New York City subway train, killing him as his wife watched on in horror from the platform.
Bronx prosecutors announced the indictment Monday, shortly after suspect Kevin Darden made a brief court appearance. He had waived his right to appear before the grand jury.
Prosecutors say 61-year-old Wai Kuen Kwok was standing with his wife on a Bronx subway platform Nov. 16when Darden shoved him in front of an oncoming D train.
Police say Darden and Kwok did not know each other and the attack appeared to be random.
Daren is being held without bail. His attorney didn't immediately return a message seeking comment, though he has previously asked that the public remember suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty.
Darden's next court date is Jan. 12.