A man accused of shoving a woman into a BART train last week and causing her death was missing from a scheduled court appearance Monday morning due to hospitalization.

49-year-old Trevor Belmont, aka Hoak Taing, was charged last week with the July 1 murder of 74-year-old Corazon Dandan. Belmont allegedly shoved Dandan into an oncoming train on the platform at Powell Street Station, and Dandan was struck by the train and knocked onto the platform. She later died from her injuries.

Belmont was additionally charged with one count of inflicting great bodily injury on a vulnerable person, with an enhancement that he was lying in wait.

As the Chronicle reports, Belmont was not present as he remains hospitalized undergoing a psychiatric evaluation. Belmont has been hospitalized since sometime last week. He has been described as transient or homeless.

Dandan was a forty-year employee of the Westin St. Francis hotel, where she worked as a telephone operator.

Her family said that she immigrated to the United States in the 1980s from the Philippines.

"It is a tragic way of passing away, that is the most painful part," said nephew Dr. Alvin Dandan, speaking to the Chronicle last week. He said that his aunt put him through medical school, and she had plans to retire to a lake house she was building in the Philippines. While her family had encouraged her to retire sooner, she said she wanted to keep working.

Dandan was on her way home from work at the hotel, to Daly City, around 11 pm last Monday night when she allegedly encountered Belmont.

BART police are handling the investigation, and anyone with information is asked to call 510-464-7000.

Previously: Suspect In BART-Shove Killing Charged With Murder

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