In this Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 photo, New York City Police Department detectives escort Erika Menendez, second from left, out of the 112th Precinct in the Queens borough of New York. Menendez was arraigned Saturday night on a charge of murder as a hate crime. Judge Gia Morris has ordered that the 31-year-old be held without bail and be given a mental health exam. (AP Photo/Newsday, Danielle Finkelstein)
In this image provided by the New York City Police Department, a composite sketch showing the woman believed to have pushed a man to his death in front of a subway train on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012 is shown. Police arrested Erika Menendez on Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, after a passer-by on a street noticed she resembled the woman seen in a surveillance video. The attack was the second time this month that a man was pushed to his death in a city subway station. (AP Photo/New York City Police Department)
NEW YORK (AP) — Police say they were called by family members of a 31-year-old woman charged with murder in the death of a man shoved in front of a New York City subway train at least five times because she had not been properly taking prescribed medications.
Erika Menendez was being held without bail in the death of Sunando Sen, who died Thursday night in Queens. Police say Menendez’s family members called authorities several times in the past five years because they were having difficulty dealing with her. Police did not say what the medication was.
Menendez had been arrested several times. She pleaded guilty to assaulting a man in 2003, and drug possession.
Menendez was in custody and unavailable for comment. It was unclear what lawyer was representing her.