A 16-year-old New York City girl who said she pulled a knife on a group of men accosting her in the subway, killing one of them, has been arrested on manslaughter charges.
Cyan Brown surrendered Tuesday with her attorney after police located a witness to the Christmas Eve incident at an F train station in Queens. Police say the witness picked her out of a lineup.
Police say other witnesses saw her jumping a turnstile and trying to get on the train before the group grabbed her and pulled her out.
Brown is to be arraigned Wednesday on charges of manslaughter and possession of a weapon. If convicted, she faces up to 25 years in prison.
A call to her attorney wasn’t immediately returned.
The girl’s family says she was on a trip to a restaurant when a group of men chased her onto a subway and tried to fondle her.
Fearing for her life, they say she pulled out a knife.
Twenty-nine-year-old Thomas Winston was stabbed to death.
Brown’s family said the high school sophomore had never had problems with the law, and it wasn’t clear why she would have had a knife.
Winston’s relatives said the aspiring rapper had been building a better life after trouble with the law and homelessness. Winston’s aunt said he been raising his 10-month-old daughter, and she had been expecting Winston to visit on Christmas Eve with presents.