WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- A 25-year-old woman, Cadesha Bishop, pushed an elderly man off a bus allegedly for telling her to be “nicer to the passengers.”
- Serge Fournier, 74, died on April 23 due to complications from the injuries sustained from his fall.
- Bishop was charged with murder and is currently at the Clark County Detention Center.
Due to injuries sustained from being pushed off a city bus, 74-year-old Serge Fournier from Las Vegas passed away after a month spent in hospice care.
According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, officials arrested 25-year-old Cadesha Bishop, who is also from Las Vegas, on Monday. She was charged with his murder and is currently being held at the detention center in Clark County.
Witness reports stated that on March 21, Fournier was on the same bus as Bishop, who was arguing with and cursing at the other passengers. The arrest report, according to the Las Vegas Sun says the elderly man walked down the aisle with his walker and told the woman, who was with her son, “to be nicer to the passengers.”
A surveillance video showed that Bishop pushed Fournier “with both hands” as he was about to take the steps to get off the bus. The force of her push was so strong that “he never touched any steps” on the bus and he landed eight feet from the doorway. His head hit the concrete as he was not able to stop his fall with his hands.
The report stated that Bishop allegedly grabbed hold of her son and walked away without stopping to help Fournier. When officers arrived at the scene, the elderly man was already bleeding from his head.
Fournier died on April 23 due to complications from blunt force torso injuries, as determined by the Clark County coroner’s office.
Bishop remains at the detention center with her bail set at $100,000.
Las Vegas Justice Court records showed that Bishop was also charged with two domestic misdemeanors back in 2012 and 2013 and pleaded guilty to both. Bishop will return to court on May 21 for a preliminary hearing for Fournier’s murder.