A two-time murderer who’d been released on lifetime parole is back behind bars — after she was arrested on Friday for allegedly shooting a man in the neck during an argument at a Manhattan subway station earlier this month, police said.
Before being released just last year, Rona Love, 59, had spent 25 years in prison for two murders she committed in the 1990s.
She is now charged with attempted murder in an Oct. 18 shooting inside the 1/2/3 station at 14th Street and Seventh Avenue in Greenwich Village, NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea said on Twitter.
The victim in that attack, a 24-year-old man, managed to walk himself to the nearby Lenox Health Center and has survived.
Police said that Love will also be charged in a recent gunpoint robbery at a souvenir shop in Ridgewood, Queens.
Love — a transgender woman who uses the name “Rona Sugar Love” — had been released from jail in April 2019.
A couple of months later, Love told the New York City Trans Oral History Project that, while behind bars, she was repeatedly sexually and physically abused by other inmates and corrections officers and tried several times to commit suicide.
She and her twin sister also experienced “physical, emotional, sexual, mental abuses” while they were children in Puerto Rico, she said.
Since leaving prison, Love was also arrested July 15 in Bushwick, Brooklyn, on charges of assault in the third degree, after allegedly drunkenly hitting a woman on the head with a broom during a domestic dispute, police said.
She was released without bail two days later and a temporary order of protection was issued, public records show.
Her next court appearance, in that case, is set for Dec. 11.