TIMES SQUARE — A "mentally troubled" woman accused of pushing a straphanger in front of an oncoming train at the Times Square subway station Monday afternoon plead guilty to murder charges, and a Queens family tells PIX11 they knew something was wrong when the woman worked for them.
Police say Melanie Liverpool, 30, of Queens, shoved 49-year-old Connie Watton to her death in front of the No. 1 train at the Times Square station Monday afternoon.
The victim was pushed onto the tracks as the southbound 1 train was approaching around 1 p.m, police said. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
Mrs. Anderson of Springfield Gardens said Liverpool used to work as a Home Health Aide in her home. Anderson said "she would suck her thumb, talk to herself."
Anderson said they couldn't believe the city would place Liverpool in their home to work.
"That could have been us," said Anderson, adding that the city should do a better job vetting the workers.