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Homeless Guy Who Murdered Deloitte Consulting Senior Manager Michelle Go Won’t Be Going to Trial Anytime Soon

Martial Simon

According to published reports, psychiatrists at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan determined after a medical evaluation that Martial Simon, the homeless man who killed 40-year-old Deloitte Consulting Senior Manager Michelle Go while she was waiting for a train inside the Times Square subway station on Jan. 9, is mentally unfit to stand trial.

Simon, 61, didn’t appear in court for a status hearing on March 22. He has been held at Bellevue since he was arrested and charged with second-degree murder in Go’s death.

The New York Post reported yesterday:

Prosecutors requested two weeks to review Simon’s mental-health evaluation, but his attorney Mitchell Schulman expects Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s office will “confirm” the findings, meaning Simon would be locked up at a mental health hospital.


The judge adjourned the case until April 19. The Daily Mail reported that a trial could begin at a later date if Simon regains mental competency and is able to understand court proceedings and the charges brought against him. That decision would be made at a later hearing.

Simon, who served two stints in state prison for robbery and attempted robbery, has been diagnosed with schizophrenia and has been in and out of mental hospitals for more than 20 years, family members have said.

Go, who graduated from UCLA with a bachelor’s degree in economics and then earned her MBA from NYU Stern School of Business, was a senior manager, strategy and operations, M&A at Deloitte Consulting, according to her LinkedIn profile. She joined Deloitte in 2018. After leaving her apartment on the Upper West Side on the morning of Jan. 9, Go was shoved from behind by Simon onto the subway tracks in front of an incoming southbound R train. The attack was unprovoked and law enforcement authorities are investigating whether to charge Martial with a hate crime.

A candlelight vigil for Go was held in Times Square on Jan. 18.

Man accused of fatally shoving Michelle Go unfit to stand trial, court official says [New York Post]
Homeless ex-convict accused of pushing Deloitte executive Michelle Go onto subway tracks and killing her deemed ‘mentally unfit’ for trial by psychiatrists at Bellevue Hospital [Daily Mail]

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  1. deloite now hiring rejects from other companies as partners and md’s? whats going on in analytics for government? arlington and rosslyn ran out of leaders? experts bolted for amazon. jesus!

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