Lawyer Wants Murder Charge Dropped In Bus Push Case

Objects To The Charge Of First-Degree Murder

Mitch Kelly
August 08, 2019 - 8:02 am
Cadesha Bishop

Courtesy LVMPD

Categories: 

LAS VEGAS, NV (KXNT) - Lawyers for the woman accused of pushing an elderly man off a Las Vegas bus are vowing to go to the Nevada Supreme Court.  

Wednesday, a District Court judge denied their request to drop first-degree murder charges against 25-year-old Cadesha Bishop.  Police say Bishop shoved 74-year-old Serge Fournier off a bus in March. Witnesses say that Bishop was being verbally abusive to passengers and as he was getting off of the bus, Fournier told Bishop she needed to be nicer.

Video then shows Bishop pushing Fournier off of the bus, with the elderly man hitting his head as he landed on the pavement.

Bishop then walked away from the scene with her young son.

Fournier originally declined any medical help, but fell ill later in the day and went to a hospital. He died a month later.

 During Wednesday's hearing, Bishop's lawyer argued prosecutors had overcharged the woman.