Here’s a defense we’ve never heard.
Naeem Davis, 30, appeared in Manhattan Criminal Court on Tuesday (Jan. 15) where he pleaded not guilty to second degree murder and first degree manslaughter in the Dec. 3 death of Ki-Suk Han. New documents state Davis simply lost his cool because someone trashed his Timbalands two days prior to the incident.
Davis allegedly shoved Han, a 58-year-old Queens resident, in front of an oncoming train after a heated confrontation before fleeing the scene. He was arrested days later after being spotted working with street vendors near Rockefeller Center.
The NY Daily News reports:
“Naeem Davis, 30, also callously told authorities victim Ki-Suck Han ‘rolled like a bowling ball’ when he fell into the tracks as a downtown Q train roared into the W. 49th St. station in early December.
Davis explained he was still seething because an acquaintance threw away his treasured Timberland boots two days prior, so his ‘head wasn’t where it was supposed to be that day,’ court papers say.
‘[Han] came at the wrong time,’ Davis said of the 59-year-old Queens dad.”
Davis said he had been sent downtown to restock merchandise for the vendor when an “intoxicated” Han initiated the incident. Han reportedly yelled, “I’ll kill you!” before following him onto the platform. Defense attorney Stephen Pokart claims Han was clearly pursuing Davis.
Davis, who is being held without bail, will head back to court on Jan. 22 for a bail hearing. If convicted, he faces up to life in prison.