Riding the subway is a way of life for millions in New York City. For the reasonable price of a Metrocard, one can travel clean across the city without worrying about traffic or parking. But twice in the last month, innocent straphangers met a grisly end on the tracks, giving New Yorkers another reason to fear rush hour.
Last Saturday, 38-year-old New York City Vindalee Smith was on the brink of new happiness — she was due to give birth to her fifth child in a few weeks; the next day she was to be married. Instead, she was found brutally murdered in her apartment. Underneath her bloody body, police found a note reading: “I will kill 1 pregnant woman a month starting now until Lee Boyd Malvo is set free!”