The woman charged with murder after police say she was caught on video fatally pushing an elderly man off a bus has been released on bail.
Cadesha Bishop, 25, of Las Vegas, was released on Wednesday (May 15) after posting a $100,000 bond. She is charged with the murder of 74-year-old Serge Fournier, who had been travelling on a public transit bus when he witnessed a woman yelling profanities at other passengers.
Upon asking her to be nicer to people, Fournier attempted to leave the bus using his walker. However, police say the woman then pushed the elderly man forcefully with both hands, resulting in him falling to the pavement below.
74-year old Serge Fournier died after he was pushed off a bus. Police arrested a 25-year old woman and charged her with murder. Witnesses say Fournier told the woman “Be nicer to passengers.” @News3LV pic.twitter.com/PYlv02NDdq
— Antonio Castelan (@AntonioNews3LV) May 9, 2019
Police in Las Vegas released horrifying footage of the moment the 74-year-old hit his head on the concrete pavement on March 21. He tragically passed away one month later on April 23.
The Clark County coroner’s office determined Fournier had died from complications of blunt force torso injuries and his death was ruled a homicide.
Bishop was arrested on Monday (May 13) by Las Vegas Metropolitan Police (LVMPD) officers after a warrant was issued for her arrest. She has since been released on bail, with the Las Vegas Review-Journal reporting the 25-year-old has been placed on ‘high-level’ electronic monitoring.
The suspect was previously being held at the Clark County Detention Center on $100,000 bail. According to Bishop’s arrest report, witnesses saw her walking away from the bus after the incident without offering Fournier help, grabbing her son’s hand and leading him away.
Officers were called to the scene on Fremont Street just before 5pm on March 21 after reports of a man being assaulted. Fournier, who was bleeding from his head, managed to tell police that a woman was swearing at other bus passengers when he was leaving the bus.
The arrest report said Bishop pushed the man ‘with enough force that he never touched any of the steps’ on the bus, stating: ‘His head landed approximately eight feet from the bus doorway’.
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Officers later identified Bishop through surveillance footage and the 25-year-old was arrested earlier this week before she was released on bail.
Bishop’s preliminary hearing is set for May 23.
Rest in peace, Serge.
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