It really doesn’t matter what the laundry list of disorders you have are. If you confess to a crime a week before you actually do it, then follow through with it, you’re probably going away for a really long time. Enter Melanie Liverpool-Turner, a 30-year-old woman from Jamaica, Queens, who confessed to pushing someone in front of an oncoming subway train.
When she confessed, the New York Post reports, police looked into the claim and found it to be false before sending Liverpool-Turner to a clinic for psychiatric evaluation. Fast forward a week, and the nut-job has followed through with it, pushing Connie Watton, 49 of Astoria, Queens, in front of a train at the Times Square platform.
Witnesses say that Watton was a straphanger and completely unknown to the suspect, who reportedly has a history with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. While those ailments could end up helping her court case, they won’t quite erase the amount of planning and evil that went into carrying out the fantasy.
Police do believe that Liverpool-Turner was inspired by the death of a 19-year-old German college student, who stepped in front of a train over a reported breakup with her boyfriend and had decided to do it for real after taking credit for the suicidal woman’s previous action.
The story is a reminder you may want to stand a little back from the edge of the platform when waiting to catch the next train. Also wouldn’t hurt to sign up for a few aikido lessons.
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