Woman faces murder count in death of man, 74, shoved off bus
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Security video recorded a Las Vegas woman shoving a 74-year-old man and his walker off a public transit bus after he asked her to be nice to other passengers, and the woman was seen walking away holding her young son's hand, according to court documents.
Serge Fournier hit his head on a sidewalk in the March 21 incident east of downtown, police said, and the Clark County coroner ruled Fournier's death on April 23 a homicide resulting from his injuries.
Cadesha Michelle Bishop was arrested Monday on a murder warrant and was assigned a public defense attorney during her first court appearance on Tuesday. A Clark County public defender's official did not immediately respond Thursday to messages.
A Las Vegas judge ordered Bishop held on $100,000 bail pending a preliminary hearing of evidence May 21.
A police report says Fournier was moving up the aisle of the Regional Transportation Commission bus when he asked a woman who had been cursing at other people to be nicer to passengers, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.
Bishop was accused of shoving Fournier out the door "with enough force that he never touched any of the steps" before hitting his head about 8 feet from the bus.
The Las Vegas Sun reported that Bishop was identified in part by a "Love" emblem on her jacket and her son's distinctive Spider-Man backpack.
Las Vegas court records show that Bishop was convicted twice, in 2014 and 2015, of misdemeanor domestic battery charges.