A mentally ill woman who shoved a female straphanger into the side of a train as it pulled into Times Square has been indicted for attempted murder — and one of her prior victims said it’s “what she deserved.”
Anthonia Egegbara, 29, was not in Manhattan Criminal Court Wednesday when a grand jury returned an indictment charging her with second-degree attempted murder, first-degree attempted assault and second-degree assault for the shocking attack Monday on Lenny Javier that left her with a broken nose and fractured chin.
Three months earlier Egegbara was released without bail after viciously pummeling stranger Jasmine Robles on a Harlem train — knocking out her front tooth, breaking her nose and leaving her with a black eye.
“That’s what she deserved,” Robles told the Post of the indictment. “She almost took someone’s life. Her track record proves that if they let her out on the streets again, she’ll do it again and maybe achieve what she didn’t the last time, kill someone.”
Egegbara, who suffers from schizophrenia, was charged with third-degree assault for the July 5 attack on Robles — one of many crimes that judges can no longer set bail on under a controversial 2020 reform law.
Robles begged the Manhattan District Attorney to hit her with a more serious rap so she wouldn’t be on the street. But experts told The Post misdemeanor assault is the appropriate charge under the law given that Egegbara did not use a weapon.
“They failed us as victims,” Robles said of the justice system. “They continued to keep her on the streets. She made too many people suffer and she has to pay.”
Egegbara, who is currently being held at a mental health facility, is due back in court Oct. 28.
Her lawyer, Michael Zigismund, said that her loved ones want her to get the proper care she needs. “The family is very concerned for her and rightfully so,” he said.
Additional reporting by Rebecca Rosenberg
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