by: Caroline BleakleyNexstar Multimedia Cable
LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A woman accused of pushing an elderly man off a bus to death in 2019 was sentenced Friday morning to 20 years in prison.
Cadesha Bishop has reached a plea deal. She was initially facing a murder charge, but under the deal she pleaded guilty to abuse of an elderly/vulnerable person resulting in significant mental harm or death.
Bishop, 28, was charged with pushing Serge Fournier, 74, off an RTC bus, causing him to hit his head. He later died from his injuries.
According to a video from the bus, Bishop was arguing with the passengers on the bus and when Fournier walked past her, he told her to be nicer to the passengers, which led to a heated exchange and she pushed him.
Bishop got off the bus and walked away, but police were able to find her later and make an arrest.
Bishop could be eligible for parole in eight years.