NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – We learn more about Michelle Go, the woman who was pushed to her death Saturday in the subway, and society’s efforts to honor her memory.
The 40-year-old is remembered as a compassionate soul and eager volunteer who dedicated his time to helping vulnerable families, including the homeless, in the city. For the past 10 years, she selflessly gave her time to the New York Junior League.
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The president of the nonprofit said she was devastated to hear Go was pushed to death in the way of an oncoming train while standing at Times Square subway station.
Police arrested 61-year-old Simon Martial for her murder.
Cassidy said what hurts the most is knowing that Go tried to help them as her alleged killer.
“It’s a tragic loss of life for someone who gave back to the New York City community,” she said.
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Martial was charged with second-degree murder and is awaiting trial. He has a previous record with three emotionally disturbed incidents.
Maria Coste-Weber, who witnessed the attack, said she would never be able to shake it from her memory.
“Just seconds later, the train passed, the collision, and she walked right in front of it, and then you saw her disappear from the rails,” she told CBS2’s Kiran Dhillon in an exclusive interview.
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Organizers expect hundreds of people to attend the candlelight vigil at 6pm on Tuesday near the red steps in Times Square.