The man accused of shoving Michelle Go to her death in front of a subway train has been deemed unfit for trial.
Last month Bellvue Medical Center administered a psychiatric evaluation for the suspect, 61-year-old Martial Simon, Fox 5 NY reports. Psychiatrists deemed Simon unfit to stand trial.
According to The New York Times, a hearing was held Tuesday at a Manhattan courthouse without Simon’s presence. His criminal case was suspended. It will resume if he is deemed fit to stand trial in the future.
“You can have a superficial conversation with him,” his lawyer, H. Mitchell Schuman, said, according to The New York Times. “But he can’t assist in his defense.”
Go was shoved in front of a subway train in the early hours of January 15. Her death sparked calls from Asian Americans for more protection from the city.
The mayor of New York City Eric Adams has come under fire for his initial response. He has reiterated his commitment to keeping New Yorkers safe.
“I’m re-committed to make sure this will not happen in our city. We have to do this together,” he told ABC 7.
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