Woman who was shoved to death in NY subway was a Pinay
The woman who was killed after she was pushed into the path of an oncoming train in New York City was a Filipino immigrant, reports said.
A report on the New York Post said Connie Watton was the family housekeeper of one Stephen Schwarzman, the CEO of private investment firm Blackstone, and lived in the borough of Queens in New York with her husband.
Watton, 49, was shoved by a woman who allegedly suffers from schizophrenia in front of a moving train at the Times Square station on Monday afternoon.
A CNBC report identified the suspect as Melanie Liverpool, who is now held without bail after her arraignment for a murder charge on Tuesday.
Schwarzman's son, Teddy, called Watton "one of the best people in the world" in a Facebook post cited by the New York Post.
“There aren’t really words for something like this. Connie was the sweetest, nicest, most caring woman I’ve ever met, who only did good with her life and our family was blessed to have had time with her,” he said.
Reports said Watton immigrated to the US when she was 18 years old and moved with Teddy and his sister Elizabeth when their father and mother divorced in the 1990s.
Watton served as their housekeeper, cook, and "surrogate mother" for the last three decades. According to Teddy, her only job in the US was as the Schwarzmans' housekeeper.
Elizabeth said Watton took care of her during a taxing pregnancy, would teach her and her friends how to cook, and accepted her mother and stepfather as stand-in parents for her second wedding.
Due to the condition Watton's attacker suffers from, Teddy called for links to mental health institutions to support people with mental disorders. —Rie Takumi/KBK, GMA News