Cadesha Bishop, 25, center, listens to a court official in her her lawyer Baylie Hellman looks on after the Bishop’s preliminary hearing at the Regional Justice Center on Thursday, May 23, 2019, in Las Vegas. Bishop was arrested on 6 May on a murder charge in the death of Serge Fournier, who was pronounced dead on April 23, of complications of blunt trauma that he suffered a month earlier. Bishop is accused of pushing the 74-year-old man in a public bus after witnesses say that he asked her to be nice to the other passengers. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP)
LAS VEGAS – There is much more than a bus security video clip demonstrated on the case of a 25-year-old woman accused of killing a 74-year-old man by pushing him off a bus in Las Vegas, a lawyer who is defending the woman on a murder charge said Thursday.
Cadesha Michelle Bishop’s lawyer, Michael Becker, acknowledged the intense interest of the media in what he called the tragedy. He said: “the circumstances and events … that has yet to be made public” is preceded Serge Fournier’s death. Becker declined to provide information.
“In any case, Ms Bishop’s plan to kill the Lord Fournier,” the lawyer said in an e-mail to The Associated Press. “We certainly intend to contest the charges.”
Fournier died on 23 April, a little more than a month after the fall of the face-the first of the Regional Commission Transport bus on a sidewalk near his home in the centre of Las Vegas.
The Clark County coroner about his death a homicide as a result of his injuries.
Witnesses told police that Fournier, who had a wheeled walker or folding shopping cart with him, had asked Bishop nice to the other passengers.
Bishop appeared Thursday with Becker’s associate, Baylie Hellman, before a Las Vegas judge that the resistance of a preliminary hearing of the evidence in the case for July 17.
Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Karen Bennett-Haron late Bishop will remain free on $ 100,000 bond with strict electronic monitoring.
The judge said a local public outrage over the Bishop may place bracket with a statement that noted another justice of the peace and a pro-tem justice has signed Bishop arrest warrant and the bail conditions.
Bennett-Haron is placed in the process-verbal “communication to the public that Justice the Judge is fair and impartial.”
The plaintiffs have notice, they might take the case to a grand jury for the preliminary hearing, which would be held to decide whether there is enough evidence for the Bishop to face trial in the court of the state.
The police released the security video 15 May, say the researchers still searched for witnesses of the incident.