Manhattan District Attorney Alvin L. Bragg, Jr., today announced the sentencing of KESHON MALACHI, 26, to 4 years in state prison and 5 years of post-release supervision for shoving a stranger onto the subway tracks at the 135th Street and Lenox Avenue station. MALACHI pleaded guilty in New York State Supreme Court to Attempted Assault in the First Degree on November 10, 2022.
“The subway is a necessity for New Yorkers and this behavior will not be tolerated. Keshon Malachi shoved a random stranger and today is being held accountable for his actions,” said District Attorney Bragg. “I thank the NYPD and the brave straphangers who leapt into action to save their fellow New Yorker.”
As admitted in the defendant’s guilty plea, on May 8, 2021, MALACHI started arguing with an MTA booth worker at the 135th Street subway station in Harlem before shoving a 60-year-old stranger who was standing on the platform, waiting for the train. The victim fell to the tracks, where three bystanders jumped down and pulled him back onto the platform. He was treated at Harlem Hospital for injuries to his head and shoulder.
Assistant D.A. Bridget Stubblefield handled the prosecution of this case under the supervision of Charles Whitt (Bureau Chief of Trial Bureau 60), and Executive Assistant D.A. Lisa DelPizzo (Chief of the Trial Division). Former Assistant D.A.s Christopher Mills, India Maxwell and Michael Orvets also assisted with the prosecution.
District Attorney Bragg thanked the New York Police Department, particularly Police Officer Michael Quackenbush of the Transit Division District 3, for their assistance with the investigation.
Bronx, New York
- Attempted Assault in the First Degree, a class C felony, one count
- 4 years in state prison and 5 years’ post-release supervision