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Las Vegas woman jailed for death of elderly man she pushed off bus: ‘It’s just not fair’


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A Las Vegas woman was sentenced Friday to eight to 20 years in prison for the death of a 74-year-old man she pushed out the door of a bus in 2019.

Last month Cadesha Bishop, 28, pleaded guilty to abusing a vulnerable elderly person resulting in serious bodily harm or death. She was originally charged with murder, FOX 5 from Las Vegas reported.

“I’m sorry for my behavior,” Bishop told the judge on Friday, complaining about his portrayal in the media.

“I’m sorry for the way I was portrayed in my lowest and weakest time of my life,” she said. “The way I’ve been portrayed, it’s just not fair to someone who’s never had issues before.”

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Authorities say Bishop pushed 74-year-old Serge Fournier off a public bus on March 21, 2019, causing him to bang his head on the sidewalk about eight feet from the door. Before pushing him, Fournier had asked Bishop to be “nice to the passengers”. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, witnesses said she insulted and yelled at other runners.

Bishop of Cadesha. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police)

She pushed him with both hands “with enough force that he never touched any of the steps,” according to an arrest report, according to FOX 5. He died a month later.

Las Vegas woman jailed for death of elderly man she pushed off bus: ‘It’s just not fair’

A Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department vehicle.

Bishop had posted $100,000 bond for the murder charge, but had it vacated last July when she was charged with grand theft of vehicle, embezzlement and theft for allegedly failing to return a rental car, according to the Review-Journal.

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The charges will be dismissed as part of his plea deal in the Fournier case, the newspaper reported.

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