A 25-year-old woman who was captured on video shoving an elderly man off of a bus and charged with murder after he died has been released on bail.
Cadesha Bishop was on a bus in Las Vegas in March when she pushed Serge Fournier, 74, out of the vehicle after he told her to “be nicer” to other passengers, according to a police report obtained by the Las Vegas Review-Journal.
Fournier was in the process of exiting the bus with his walker when Bishop pushed him. Fournier fell and hit his head on the concrete sidewalk and died on April 23 in a hospice. A coroner ruled that he died from complications from blunt force injuries and ruled the death a homicide.
The woman pushed Fournier “with enough force that he never touched any of the steps” on the bus, according to the police report. “His head landed approximately eight feet from the bus doorway.”
Bishop had been shouting profanities at other passengers when Fournier admonished her and requested that she be nicer. Witnesses said that after pushing Fournier, she walked away without offering him help.
Video footage captured the incident and clearly showed Bishop pushing Fournier. The Las Vegas Police Department released the footage on May 14.
Bishop was released on $100,000 bail, according to court records obtained by the Review-Journal on May 15. It was not clear which day she was released.
The records indicated that Bishop is being monitored until she appears in court to face the murder charge. A preliminary hearing is set for May 23.