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Queens Man Indicted on Manslaughter Charges Following Fatal Punch at 74th Street/Roosevelt Avenue Station

A South Ozone Park man has been charged with manslaughter after a straphanger he was fighting with fell onto the tracks and was fatally struck by a train at the 74th Street/Roosevelt Avenue subway station Monday (Photos: NYPD and Unsplash)

A South Ozone Park man has been indicted by a Queens grand during on manslaughter charges after a straphanger he was fighting fell onto the tracks and was fatally struck by a train at the 74th Street/Roosevelt Avenue subway station (Photos: NYPD and Unsplash)

Nov. 11, 2022 By Czarinna Andres

A South Ozone Park man was indicted by a Queens grand jury on manslaughter charges Thursday for the death of a fellow subway rider at the Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue subway station on Oct. 17 as a result of a physical altercation.

Carlos Garcia, 50, of 133rd St., was indicted and arraigned yesterday on a two-count indictment charging him with manslaughter in the second degree and assault in the second degree.

“Our subway system is a vital lifeline and must be safe for the millions of New Yorkers who depend on it every day,” said Queens District Attorney Melinda Katz. “My office will continue to hold accountable anyone undermining the safety of our public transit systems.”

According to the charges. Garcia got into a dispute with Heriberto Quintana, the victim, inside the station at around 4:45 p.m,, after they brushed shoulders and Garcia’s phone fell onto the tracks.

The dispute turned physical when Garcia punched Quintana, 48, causing him to fall onto the edge of the platform at the exact time a Jamaica-bound F train approached the station. The train collided with the victim, causing his death.

Garcia faces up to 15 years in prison if convicted. He was ordered to return to court on Dec. 7.

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Woodside Mom

Lived this nightmare! Sucker punch killed a relative 4 years ago. Perp dragged out the trial for over a year. Finally plea bargained down to a 6 month sentence and served 6 weeks because DeBlasio did the Covid clean out on Rikers. He flitted back to his country and we’re left without any real justice. I hope this family can get more than 6 months for their loved one’s killing.

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Jim

The prosecutor will make a deal so that he’ll plead guilty to involuntary manslaughter and get 5 years. He’ll be released in 2 years and get some type of bs construction job while the other family will suffer forever. This savage needs to be put away. The streets of Queens are full of people like this who will injure or kill you for nothing.

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Bill

Send this savage away for a long time. Make an example out of him. This is a civilized country and if you can’t act that way stay in your own country. I’m sure some sleazy lawyer will get him off with 5 years or less.

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How pathetic

Jim and Bill are the very same author of these 2 comments. The word structure and vocabulary alone are a giveaway.

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Resident in Woodside

Wow you must have a lot of free time.
Why don’t you solve all the problems we are dealing with.

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Bruno hates those with delusions of grandeur

Ed- You don’t need to be a forensic “writer” to see the vast majority of the comments posted to this stream are authored by a handful of people. You being one.

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Anonymous

Once again, I predict the DSA city council will explain that this indictment has gone too far and that a couple of rounds of conflict resolution would be the appropriate punishment.

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Jim

They will cut a deal and he’ll be sentenced to 5 years and serve 2 for killing a man and leaving his family with no means of support. He’ll offer a phony apology. This guy should serve the full 15.

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Anonymous

he will get out for sure wait and see – anybody that voted for the governor is so very wrong there is no accountability for her at all – a disgrace

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