Simon Marshall confesses to pushing Michael Alyssa to death in NYC
The helpless homeless man confessed to pushing an Asian woman On the coming subway train In Times Square he was marched from Midtown Manhattan Police Station to face a judge Saturday night.
“Go yourself,” 61-year-old Simon Marshall shouted at reporters as he walked out of a Midtown South campus wearing a white dive suit, cloth mask, sandals and jacket.
When asked if he had killed 40-year-old Upper West Side resident Michelle Alyssa Coway, Marshall responded to the horrific attack, saying he was “God”.
“Yes, because I am God. Yes I did. I’m God, I can do it, “Marshall shouted at reporters,” she stole my jacket, that’s why “when asked about his purpose.
The victim was waiting on the N / Q / R / W platform at 9:40 a.m. when the suspect pushed her onto the tracks and entered the R train station facing south, authorities said.
“The incident was not triggered and the victim does not appear to have anything to do with the matter,” NYPD Commissioner Keessen Sewell told a news conference this afternoon.
Marshall initially approached another non-Asian woman at the station, but the woman panicked and moved on, police said.
Jason Wilcox, assistant chairman of the NYPD Detective Bureau, said: “She’s going to physically push herself onto the train.”
Marshall then took a train to Canal Street, where he returned to traffic officers 13 minutes after the attack, police said.
Unprovoked attacks on Asian Americans increased in New York City during the Corona virus outbreak amid Chinese opposition. Political rhetoric, And Increased by 368 percent in 2021, According to police data.
Many of the crimes Occurred in the tunnel system, Which city and state officials recently promised to fill The police presence was extended And Social service groups Facing rising crime and helping to relocate homeless people living underground to shelters.
“Today we had a strong plan for this station. Six officers were assigned to it. There were two officers on the south end of the platform facing south at the time of the incident,” said Kathleen O’Reilly, assistant NYPD leader.
“Unfortunately these incidents happen. They are rare, but it is very painful and disturbing,” he said.
Community leaders say Saturday’s deadly attack was not triggered by racial hatred, but added to a clear sense of fear among Asian-Americans.
“It simply came to our notice then. This is a vicious attack on another of our citizens, “said Wai Chin, chief of staff of the Sino-American Citizens’ Coalition in Greater New York. “It must be stopped.”
Some lawyers said they feared hate offenders would be emboldened by more forgiving law enforcement policies, including the state’s bail reform law and the new one. Implemented soft sentence guidelines New Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Brock.
“People are scared because we know [Bragg] The perpetrators of the violence will be released, and Asians around the city will be killed, “said Phil Wong, 55, a Queen’s businessman and political activist.
Prague told reporters Saturday afternoon that New Yorkers should not have to worry about Marshall – a former Khan who was released from state prison last year after a two-year robbery – has been released for re-murder. He was charged with murder Saturday night, police said.
“She has been on medication for more than 20 years and is in and out of psychiatric hospitals in New York,” a woman who identified herself as Marshall’s sister, Josette, told The Post.