Two teenagers had been charged with murder in connection to the New Year’s Day death of a Good Samaritan who jumped onto Bronx subway tracks to avoid wasting one other man, cops stated.
The teen boys, 16 and 17, had been arrested Wednesday in connection to the death of 36-year-old Roland Hueston, cops stated Friday.
The youthful teen was charged with murder, manslaughter, theft, gang assault and assault, authorities stated.
The older teen was hit with the identical prices, in addition to tried murder and tried manslaughter, cops stated.
The lethal incident unfolded round 2:40 a.m. on the B and D train platform of the Fordham Road subway station – the place an intoxicated 38-year-old man was “causing a disturbance” and blowing a “New Year’s horn,” cops stated.
One of the suspects approached him and displayed a knife earlier than a bunch of attackers started punching and kicking him, the NYPD stated.
The sufferer tumbled onto the tracks as a train approached — and that’s when Hueston jumped onto the roadbed to attempt to rescue him.
Hueston was struck and killed by the oncoming train, cops stated.
The man he was making an attempt to avoid wasting was not struck, however was handled and launched from an area hospital for a fractured arm, cops stated.
The assault sufferer’s mom, Basilia Paulino, was left heartbroken over the great Samaritan’s death.
“I’m crying for that man. I don’t know what to say,” Paulino instructed The Post by tears on Monday. “He went to help my son and look what happened. He should be in God’s glory, that man.”
It was unclear Friday morning whether or not anybody else was being sought in connection to the incident.