On Monday, November 7, Filipina-American Connie Watton was pushed to her death at the Times Square subway station in New York.
"A woman named Melanie Liverpool had pushed Watton onto the tracks as a southbound No. 1 train pulled into the Times Square station as bystanders watched in horror," reports ABS-CBN News.
Watton was pronounced dead on the scene shortly afterward.
The report noted: "Witnesses had immediately alerted police officers about Liverpool, whom they had seen lunging at Watton. Liverpool was immediately apprehended."
Some reports say that Liverpool suffers from schizophrenia. Witnesses say she and Watton got into an argument.
It was later discovered that the 49-year-old Watton was the housekeeper for billionaire Blackstone Group CEO Stephen Schwarzman's family.
In a New York Post feature, Schwarzman's daughter Zibby was quoted saying, "My whole family is really sad and shocked. It’s horrifying. I almost threw up on the street. It’s murder. She was murdered."
Zibby added, "She was a part of every holiday. She was just a part of every piece of life since I was nine years old."
For his part, Zibby's brother, Teddy, posted a message on his Facebook page about Watton. He wrote, "One of the best people in the world, Connie Watton, was murdered yesterday. Connie came to America legally from the Philippines when she was 18 years old, became [a] US citizen, and has had one job for her entire short life—working in my family’s home as a housekeeper, friend, and surrogate mother for the past 30 years."