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Kevin Darden pushed 61-year-old Wai Kuen Kwok in front of an oncoming subway train in 2014 as the man's wife stood by
Police say the two didn't know each other
Darden originally faced a murder charge, but pleaded guilty to manslaughter in exchange for a lesser sentence
A 36-year-old man accused of fatally pushing a stranger in front of a moving New York City subway train has been sentenced to 18 years in prison.
Kevin Darden was sentenced Thursday after pleading guilty to manslaughter in the 2014 death of 61-year-old Wai Kuen Kwok.
Kwok was standing with his wife on a Bronx subway platform when Darden shoved him in front of an oncoming train.
Police say Darden, who has a history of arrests for assault and robbery, did not know the victim.
On Tuesday, a former home health aide was charged with shoving a woman to her death in front of an oncoming subway train in Times Square. Authorities have described the 30-year-old suspect as emotionally disturbed