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Man Who Pushed Straphanger in Front of Subway Train Gets 18 Years in Prison

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    SURVEILLANCE FOOTAGE: Person of Interest in Subway Pushing

    A 61-year-old man standing on a subway platform with his wife was pushed into the path of an oncoming subway train and killed Sunday in the Bronx, officials said. (Published Monday, Nov. 17, 2014)

    What to Know

    • 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

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