A homeless man who shoved a lady onto Manhattan subway tracks as a practice pulled into the station pleaded responsible to tried homicide for the unprovoked assault, the Manhattan District Legal professional’s Workplace stated Friday.
Aditya Vemulapati will seemingly be sentenced to eight years in jail adopted by 5 years of supervised launch as a part of the plea deal over the November 2020 assault, a DA spokesperson stated in a press release.
Vemulapati, 26, was pacing on the Union Sq. No. 4/5/6 platform at about 8:30 a.m. on Nov. 19, 2020, earlier than he randomly shoved 40-year-old Liliana Sagbaicela onto the tracks as a practice pulled into the station.
Miraculously, Sagbaicela landed between the tracks and escaped with minor accidents after a variety of practice vehicles handed over her, police stated on the time.
“She fell, happily for her, between the row mattress and the rails,” then-Transit Chief Kathleen O’Reilly stated after the assault. “Very minor accidents however for the grace of God.”
After the the assault, Sagbaicela advised 1010 WINS she seen footage of the shove – and understood how fortunate she was to be alive.
“I noticed within the video, the person — oh my, God, I can’t imagine it,” Sagbaicela, a married mother of two daughters, told the radio station. “Is that this taking place? Now I perceive why all people and the police say to me, ‘You might be alive for the miracles. You’re a miracle.”
On Friday, District Legal professional Alvin Bragg praised Vemulapati’s responsible plea.
“New Yorkers need to really feel protected touring on the subway. Aditya Vemulapati tried to kill a stranger for no obvious motive, pushing her onto the subway tracks. As we speak, he’s being held accountable for his actions,” Bragg stated in a press release.