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Crime History: Schizophrenic pushes woman in front of N.Y. subway train

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On this day, Jan. 3, in 1999, aspiring screenwriter Kendra Webdale was killed when a paranoid schizophrenic man pushed her in front of a subway train in New York City. The killing shocked New Yorkers, who had come to feel safe as crime in their subway system had declined significantly. The case led to the passage of Kendra's Law, a New York state law allowing more supervision of mentally ill...

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