Las Vegas woman who pushed elderly man off bus for asking her to be nicer to other passengers charged with murder
74-year-old Serge Fournier was walking down the aisle of the bus with his walker when he asked Cadesha Bishop, who was arguing and cursing, to "be nicer to passengers"
A woman, who was captured on surveillance footage pushing a 74-year-old man off a public transit bus in downtown Las Vegas after he allegedly asked her to be nicer to co-passengers, is facing a murder charge. The elderly man was declared dead from his injuries after he hit his head on a sidewalk in the March 21 incident, police said.
Cadesha Bishop, 25, from Las Vegas, was arrested on a warrant on Monday and charged with the murder of Serge Fournier, 74, also from Las Vegas. The Clark County coroner ruled his death a homicide on April 23 and Bishop is being held at the Clark County Detention Center. A judge ordered Bishop held on $100,000 bail pending a preliminary hearing of evidence May 21.
According to reports, Fournier was walking down the aisle of the bus with his walker, when he asked Bishop to "be nicer to the passengers." Witnesses alleged that Bishop, who was there with her son, was arguing with other people on the bus and cursing at them. Surveillance footage shows Bishop shoving Fournier with both hands as he was approaching the steps to leave the bus. She pushed him “with enough force that he never touched any of the steps” on the bus and went airborne, KSNV reports.
As Fournier fell eight feet away from the bus doorway, his head slamming into the concrete, Bishop allegedly grabbed her son’s hand and walked away without stopping to help, says the report. On arriving at the scene, officers found Fournier bleeding from his head. The authorities were able to identify Bishop from the surveillance video.
Fournier spent a month in the hospital before he succumbed to injuries. He leaves a wife behind, who is disabled. The Clark County coroner’s office determined he died from complications of blunt force torso injuries, before ruling the death a homicide.
According to court records, Bishop was convicted twice, in 2014 and 2015, of misdemeanor domestic violence charges. Her son is no longer with her because "she is too violent" and detectives have spoken to the child's father, added the report.