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Subway slay suspect says he heard voices before shoving Queens father to his death

The vagrant charged with killing a Queens father said he heard voices in his head just moments before the horrific crime. “I heard, ‘Naeem, he’s coming again. He’s coming again. You gotta do something.’ I kept hearing voices like that,” Naeem Davis told The Post yesterday in a jailhouse interview at Rikers Island. Davis claims he was harassed and threatened by Ki Suk Han before Monday’s violence erupted on the platform of the 49th Street station — and that he was high when he pushed Han to his death. NYPost

Queens teen pleads guilty to stabbing half-brother to death over cellphone

A Queens teen who stabbed her half-brother to death during a bloody fight over a cellphone pleaded guilty yesterday during an emotional courtroom appearance — and will get only five years for the crime. Yocairis Diaz, 17, admitted that she plunged a knife into 20-year-old Frank Fortuna’s neck as they argued on Sept. 7 in their Woodhaven home. Prosecutor Debra Pomodore said this was “the most just outcome” after meeting with Diaz, defense attorney Spiro Ferris and family members who had “asked for leniency.” NYPost

Group helps Rockaway residents with mold problems

Volunteers are fanning out through the Rockaways to help homeowners deal with mold as they recover from Hurricane Sandy. A group called World Cares Center is going into homes in the Rockaways to remove mold from the walls. The group has 11 years of disaster experience behind it. It’s been training and dispatching volunteers as part of its “Operation Muck Out” effort. NY1

Cyclist killed near Aqueduct Racetrack

An Aqueduct Racetrack employee riding a bicycle was killed Friday night when a horse trailer hit him in a track parking lot, police and sources said. The 37-year-old victim, who was not immediately identified, was struck at the 150th Ave. and 114th St. lot in Queens about 5:20 p.m. as the massive vehicle was making a turn, cops and sources said. NYDailyNews 

Heroic straphanger saves two men from oncoming subway train

It was double the trouble and terror — with twice the reward. Tiny Doreen Winkler miraculously helped yank two men from the path of an oncoming subway train on Thursday night after things went bad for a good Samaritan in the Bowling Green subway station. “Thank you, I thought I was going to die,” one of the death-defying duo told Winkler as they hugged on the platform after the near-miss. NYDailyNews