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Feb 24

NYC man guilty of assault in subway-train injury

NEW YORK — A man accused of shoving a woman into the side of a moving New York City subway train has been convicted of assault.

Jose Rojas’ (ROH’-hahs) was acquitted Friday of attempted murder.

The prosecution had alleged that Rojas walked up to victim Ute (OO’-tah) Linhart on a subway platform and pushed her into a train as it rushed into a station in August 2010.

Both sides said Rojas was drunk from downing beers after work.

The defense said Rojas stumbled into Linhart.

The impact hurled the German-born Linhart back toward the platform. She suffered broken ribs and other injuries.

Rojas faces up to 25 years in prison. His sentencing is set for March 16.

 

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