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He Asked Her to Be Nice. Cops Say That Got Him Killed

Police say woman shoved man, 74, off bus
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 10, 2019 2:11 AM CDT
This Clark County Detention Center booking photo shows Cadesha Michelle Bishop of Las Vegas.   (Clark County Detention Center via AP)

(Newser) – Security video recorded a woman shoving a 74-year-old man with a walker off a public transit bus in Las Vegas after he asked her to be nice to other passengers, and she's facing a murder charge after the man died, according to court documents. Serge Fournier hit his head on a sidewalk in the March 21 incident, police say. The Clark County coroner ruled his death on April 23 a homicide resulting from his injuries, the AP reports. 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 judge ordered Bishop, 25, 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 reports. 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 doorway. Police say she was seen in a security video walking away holding her son's hand. Court records show that Bishop was convicted twice, in 2014 and 2015, of misdemeanor domestic battery charges.

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