Social media outrage as woman who shoved elderly man off bus to his death is freed on bail
The woman Cadesha Bishop was asked to be more polite by 74-year-old Serge Fournier after he saw her 'yelling and cursing' at people on the bus
A murder suspect who had reportedly shoved an old man off a bus resulting in his death has been released from prison on bail. The woman, 25-year-old Cadesha Bishop, was released after she was able to meet the $100,000 (£78,000) bond.
Bishop is on high-level electronic monitoring until her next court appearance which is due to take place on Thursday, May 23. As reported by the New York Post, the decision to allow Bishop bail led to a lot of outrage and objection across the country. According to the police, Bishop pushed 74-year-old Serge Fournier off a bus who eventually died after landing headfirst onto the concrete ground in Las Vegas, Nevada, as MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) reported earlier.
It is reported that he had asked Bishop to be a little more polite to other passengers as she was "yelling and cursing" at people before the woman decided to brutally shove Fournier. Fournier succumbed to his injuries around a month after the fall and a coroner decided to rule his death as a homicide. A police report revealed that the elderly man was shoved out of the bus "with enough force that he never touched any of the steps."
According to the arrest report, witnesses saw Bishop walking away from the bus without even offering to help the fallen gentleman. Instead, she grabbed her son's hand and walked away. The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department released footage of the fall earlier this week. Fournier's neighbor Trevor Taylor shared, "No matter what his age, she should not have done that. People need a little more patience than what they have these days."
"He was an excellent neighbor. Very nice, religious person," he added. Another friend said, "I know it [the death] caused several financial problems for his wife." It is reported that Fournier's wife is disabled and now lives alone in Las Vegas.
KLAS-TV reported that another neighbor of Fournier, Jeffrey Bingham, shared, "He wasn't able to eat. He was in a lot of pain, crushed hip. I put my hand up to his face and I said, 'We got you covered'. And then he kinda went... he said... 'God bless you,' and that was the last thing he said to me."