NYer Convicted of Assault in Subway Push

Jose Rojas' was acquitted Friday of attempted murder.

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    A man accused of shoving a woman into the side of a moving New York City subway train has been convicted of assault.     

    Jose Rojas' was acquitted Friday of attempted murder.     

    The prosecution had alleged that Rojas walked up to marketing worker Ute Linhart on a subway platform and pushed her into a train as it rushed into a station in August 2010.     

    Both sides said Rojas was drunk from downing beers after work.     

    The defense said Rojas stumbled into Linhart.     

    The impact hurled the German-born Linhart back toward the platform. She suffered broken ribs and other injuries.     

    He faces up to 25 years in prison. His sentencing is March 16.