Man Arrested for the Murder of 58-Year-Old Mother in Manhattan

November 27, 2021

MANHATTAN, New York—The NYPD arrested 53-year-old David Robinson on November 26 after a tipster spotted him in Central Park around 1:20 p.m., reports the Daily News.

Back on July 17, 2021, around 9:40 a.m., 58-year-old mother Than Than Htwe sustained massive head trauma when Robinson tried to rob her son inside the Canal St. “N” subway station in Manhattan.

Robinson grabbed the 22-year-old son’s backpack as he walked up the stairs from the Canal Street subway station in Chinatown with his 58-year-old mother.

The suspect’s actions caused both son and his mother to tumble down the stairs, critically injuring the mother. She was rushed to the hospital and underwent emergency brain surgery. However, she would never regain consciousness.

Htwe remained in a coma for 10 days before passing away.

Than Hwte in her final moments. Image via GoFundMe

Than Htwe moved to the United States from Myanmar in 2018 to be with her immediate family. She is survived by her husband Myint Shien and her son.

According to Sarah Y. Kim, Robinson has been charged with murder and two counts of manslaughter.

Feature Images via Sarah Y. Kim

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