A mentally ill woman who pushed a female Stranger onto the side of a pulled train in Times Square has been charged with attempted murder – and one of her former victims said it was “what she deserves.” “
Antonia Egebara, 29, was not in Manhattan Criminal Court on Wednesday when a grand jury returned an indictment accusing Lenny Xavier of second-degree attempted murder, attempted murder and second-degree assault for Monday’s shocking assault. Gave. A broken nose and fractured chin.
Three months ago Aggbara was released without bail after viciously thrashing stranger Jasmine Robles on a Harlem train – knocking out her front tooth, breaking her nose and leaving her with a black eye.
“She is what she deserved,” Robles told the Post of the indictment. “She almost took someone’s life. Her track record proves that if they left her on the streets again, she’d do it again and maybe achieve what she didn’t last time, kill someone.” .
Agegbara, who suffers from schizophrenia, was charged with third-degree assault for the July 5 attack on Robles – one of several offenses that judges can no longer grant bail under the controversial 2020 reform law.
Robles begged the Manhattan District Attorney to hit him with a more serious rap so he wouldn’t hit the street. But experts told The Post that the misdemeanor assault is a reasonable allegation under the law, given that Egegbara did not use a weapon.
“They failed us as victims,” Robles said of the justice system. “They kept him on the streets. He made a lot of people suffer and he had to pay. “
Egegbara, who is currently being held in a mental health facility, is due back in court on October 28.
Her lawyer, Michael Zigismond, said her loved ones want her to get the proper care she needs. “The family is very concerned for him and is right,” he said.
Additional reporting by Rebecca Rosenberg