Mar 13, 3:57 PM EDT

Woman pleads guilty in fatal subway shove laced with hatred


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NEW YORK (AP) -- A woman has admitted shoving a Hindu man off a New York City subway platform to his death in an attack motivated by religious animus.

Erika Menendez pleaded guilty to manslaughter on Friday for killing Sunando Sen in December 2012 in Queens.

Menendez pushed Sen off a No. 7 train platform. An oncoming train crushed him.

Menendez told police she did it because she has hated Muslims and Hindus since the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.

Queens District Attorney Richard Brown calls the killing "every subway commuter's worst nightmare."

Menendez faces 25 years in prison at her sentencing next month. She could have faced life in prison if convicted of murder.

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