Unstable teen who punched stranger onto Brooklyn subway tracks charged with manslaughter
Cops on Thursday charged the unbalanced teen accused of punching an innocent straphanger onto the tracks at a Brooklyn station with manslaughter.
Edward Cordero was ranting to himself about God, the devil and the struggle between good and evil when he accosted 65-year-old Jancinto Suarez inside the Jay St./MetroTech station at about 2:35 p.m. Wednesday.
When Suarez told Cordero to get away from him, the teen complied — then quickly turned back and punched the older man, sending him falling backward onto the tracks, police said.
Suarez suffered an apparent heart attack after getting back up to the platform and died after being rushed to Brooklyn Hospital.
Cordero’s arraignment in Brooklyn Criminal Court on manslaughter and assault charges was pending Thursday.
Cordero once in a fit of rage hurled bottles at his 63-year-old grandmother’s apartment window, police sources said. He was arguing with her at her Post Ave. home on Aug. 14 when she refused to let him inside.
Jancinto Suarez was pushed onto Brooklyn subway tracks before suffering a heart attack and later dying in a hospital.
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Enraged, Cordero pounded on the door, then went outside and began throwing bottles at her apartment window, damaging it.
Responding officers grabbed Cordero outside the home and charged him with criminal mischief.
It was one of nine instances where Cordero has been arrested since June 2015, police sources said.
Relatives said Cordero, who also likes to go by the name Andrew Cortez — a name he heard in a movie — has been arrested for attacking his family before.
He was also arrested for a Brooklyn purse snatching in September and has been nabbed repeatedly for jumping train turnstiles in Manhattan.
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