Subway Suspect: Victim 'Attacked Me First'
Naeem Davis tells reporters Ki Suk Han was drunk, aggressive
By Mark Russell, Newser Staff
Posted Dec 6, 2012 9:06 AM CST
Naeem Davis stands in front of Judge Lynn Kotler during his arraignment on murder charges last night in New York.   (AP Photo/New York Post, William C. Lopez, Pool)

(Newser) – Naeem Davis, the homeless man who allegedly confessed to pushing Ki Suk Han in front of an oncoming subway train on Monday, said that he was defending himself after Han drunkenly accosted him, reports the AP. "He attacked me first. He grabbed me," said Davis, denying he intended to kill Han.

The account of a witness given to the New York Times appears to back up his claim that Han started things: Han "kept saying 'Hey! Hey!'" at the suspect, getting closer and closer to him," says Leigh Weingus. "At first the suspect was calm, saying, 'I don't know you, you don't know me, get out of my face.'" Davis was arraigned on a second-degree murder charge late last night and ordered held without bail.

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Dec 7, 2012 8:54 AM CST
I disapprove of any & all acts of murder, without concern for color. But... was this a murder? Or self-defense? The jury, not the Newser posters, will have to carefully sort this one out.
Dec 6, 2012 6:36 PM CST
And ALL those who called Zimmerman a murderer without any evidence, will now defend the black murderer who was caught on tape murdering the Asian. --- FUNNY isn't it, how "some" people think, isn't it? --- The color of one's skin makes such a big difference, in if he's guilty or innocent. -------- REALLY
Dec 6, 2012 2:13 PM CST
All else aside the man showed a callous disregard for human life. It's very sad but unfortunately another symptom of the violent, angry, fearful, self centered environment we live in.