Woman Allegedly Pushes Elderly Man Who Told Her To Be Nicer Off Bus, Faces Murder Charge

Cadesha Bishop offered no help to the elderly man she allegedly shoved out of a bus after he encouraged her to be kinder. He died from injuries a month later.

By Eric Shorey
Cadesha Bishop

A cantankerous straphanger was reportedly screaming at fellow passengers on a Nevada bus. When an elderly man told her to be nicer, she allegedly pushed him onto the street. Now, she's being accused of murder.

Cadesha Bishop, 25, was arrested and charged with the murder of an older person at the Clark County Detention Center on May 6. Witnesses say Bishop had shoved 74-year-old Serge Fournier out the door of a bus in Las Vegas, causing him to hit his head on the ground. She allegedly offered no help to the injured man, according to the criminal complaint.

Fournier had commented Bishop should be "nicer" to other bus riders during the March 21 incident, according to an arrest report. She had allegedly been yelling profanities at other passengers immediately before Fournier was pushed as he tried to move past her with his walker. The arrest report says “his head landed approximately eight feet from the bus doorway,” according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Fournier told police responding to calls of a battered man about what happened as he bled from the head.

Fournier was found dead by a hospice care worker on April 23 after receiving treatment for his injuries. His death was ruled a homicide after the Clark County coroner’s office determined it had resulted from complications of blunt force torso injuries.

Police were able to identify Bishop from the "Love" emblem on her jacket and her son's Spider-Man backpack, both of which were visible in surveillance footage from the bus, according to The Las Vegas Sun.

Detectives contacted her son's father, who said the two had separated because she had been "too violent," according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Bishop then reportedly failed to show up for an interview with police officers.

A warrant for Bishop's arrest was issued the same day she was booked, according to court records. Bishop had previously pleaded guilty to two domestic violence misdemeanors in 2012 and 2013.

Bishop remained detained as of May 8. Her bail was set at $100,000, according to jail records. A preliminary hearing is scheduled for May 21, according to Las Vegas Now.

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