Husband of woman pushed onto MARTA tracks speaks out

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A father is speaking out after his daughter risked her life when someone pushed her mother in front of a MARTA train last weekend. 

It happened Sunday afternoon at the Midtown MARTA station on West Peachtree

Katherine Wenszell, 28, her mother, and sisters were visiting Atlanta from Wisconsin when someone pushed her mom off the platform. Katherine jumped down and laid with her mother inside the track. The train went over her mom, but she was badly hurt. 

"Had she not done that, my wife would be coming home in a funeral box," said Jerry Wenszell. 

Katherine Wenszell has broken bones in her face, part of her foot had to be amputated and her shoulder is severely injured. She remains in a medically induced coma at Grady Memorial Hospital. 

On Monday, MARTA Police identified 28-year-old Christopher Patrick Brooklin as the man who they say pushed 58-year-old Sue Wenszell onto the tracks in a random act. Officers charged Brooklin with aggravated assault and battery in a public transit station.

Police now say another victim has come forward, saying that she was hit in the head while walking in the same station on Sunday. Police have now filed another warrant for Brooklin for simple battery.

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