A Trinidadian woman who last month lied to cops about shoving a woman to her death at a subway station actually did it on Monday, killing another woman at Times Square, New York.
According to New York Post, Melanie Liverpool-Turner, 30, pushed Connie Watton, 49, onto the tracks as they stood on the downtown No. 1 train platform at around 1:20 p.m., a law-enforcement source said.
Watton, of Astoria, Queens, was struck by a train and died at the scene. Liverpool-Turner, 30, of Jamaica, Queens, was taken into custody, according to police.
Eyewitnesses reported seeing both women arguing on the train.
In a bizarre twist, Liverpool-Turner lied to police last month about pushing a different woman in front of a train at the Union Square station, police sources said.
She falsely claimed on October 19 she was responsible for the death of a German college student who was struck by a train, police sources said.
But cops soon learned Liverpool-Turner, who police sources said has a history of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, made up the story.
The 19-year-old student had been struggling with depression over a recent breakup and had actually committed suicide, police said.
Liverpool-Turner was sent to Bellevue Hospital for a psychiatric exam after those claims.
“Maybe that’s what inspired her to do what she did today,” a police source said Monday.
She actually looked “proud” after she shoved the victim onto the tracks, according to an MTA worker.
“About five minutes ago, 20 police officers escorted her out . . . Her head was up, kinda proud of what she did,” the MTA worker said.
Liverpool-Turner allegedly confessed to the slaying and was charged with second-degree murder. She will appear in court on Tuesday.
MTA officials diverted 1, 2, and 3 trains at the city’s busiest transit hub as Watton’s body was pulled out from under the train.
Police were reviewing surveillance footage of the incident, Manhattan Chief of Detectives William Aubry said at a press conference.
“Our hearts go out to the victim and the other people who were on the platform and saw this,” Aubry said. “We are looking at video of this incident and the person of interest as they entered the station.
“We have numerous witnesses . . . People on the platform did exactly what we wanted to. They saw something and said something,” he said.
Transit Police Chief Joseph Fox added, “What happened here today is tragic.”
Olief Wilson, Liverpool-Turner’s 48-year-old boyfriend, said she was headed out to shop in Brooklyn before the attack.
“That’s my baby. I’m at a loss for words,” the tearful man said.