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Murder case resolved for woman who pushed man from Las Vegas bus

Updated January 7, 2022 - 12:20 pm

A woman who pushed a 74-year-old man off a Las Vegas bus in March 2019, causing his death, has pleaded guilty to an abuse charge.

Cadesha Bishop, 28, was initially charged with murder and accused of pushing Serge Fournier off a parked bus near Fremont and 13th streets. Fournier landed on his head about 8 feet from the bus doorway, and died about a month later, according to Bishop’s arrest report.

At a hearing on Dec. 27 before District Judge Tierra Jones, court records show, Bishop pleaded guilty to abuse of an older or vulnerable person resulting in death. She is set to be sentenced on Feb. 18.

Bishop’s defense attorney, Alex Spelman, declined to comment on Friday.

Witnesses told detectives that Bishop was yelling profanities on the Regional Transportation Commission bus on March 21, 2019. As Fournier was passing Bishop in the aisle, he told her “to be nice to the passengers,” according to her arrest report.

Using both her hands, Bishop pushed Fournier off the bus, the report said. Fournier was holding what appeared to be a walker or folded basket when he was pushed, according to surveillance footage released shortly after his death.

Bishop grabbed her son’s hand and walked away from the bus without offering help, the report said.

In July, a judge revoked Bishop’s bail after she was charged with grand larceny of a vehicle, embezzlement and theft in a separate case, court records show. She had previously posted a $100,000 bail in connection with the murder charge.

Prosecutors said Bishop had rented a 2020 Chevrolet Impala from Enterprise and didn’t return it after the rental agreement ended. A jury trial in that case is scheduled for April.

Bishop has remained in the Clark County Detention Center since her bail was revoked.

Contact Katelyn Newberg at knewberg@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0240. Follow @k_newberg Twitter.

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