Serge Fournier

20 May 19

Photo source: Clark County Jail A woman who killed an elderly man is free to roam the streets. Cadesha Bishop, 25, posted her $100K bail after facing murder charges, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. On March 21, Bishop entered a public bus with her son in Las Vegas and began arguing and yelling at passengers. […]

19 May 19
Sunrise Mountain Publishing BLOG

A GoFundMe account was set up to help with medical bills,funeral bills and the common law wife. https://www.gofundme.com/serge-fournier-funeral-and-memorial-campaign

18 May 19
Las Vegas Review-Journal
#gallery-1667475-1 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1667475-1 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1667475-1 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1667475-1 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Serge Fournier (GoFundMe) Residents of Desert Plaza Senior Apartments hold a yard sale to raise money for Serge Fournier’s partner on Friday, May 17, 2019, in downtown Las Vegas. Fournier, 74, died in April from injuries he suffered when he was shoved off a bus in March. (Rio Lacanlale/Las Vegas Review-Journal) A downtown senior living community has created a GoFundMe campaign in support of a fellow resident whose longtime partner died last month after he was shoved off a bus just a block away from their home. Over the years, 74-year-old Serge Fournier had become something of a staple at the Desert Plaza Senior Apartments at Maryland Parkway and Carson Avenue. He had been living there with his partner, identified only as Esther, since at least 2004. “It’s a huge loss to our family,” property manager Melody Shay told the Las Vegas Review-Journal on the lawn of the complex, where the community had held a yard sale Friday. Similar to Friday’s sale, all GoFundMe proceeds will go toward Fournier’s funeral services and to Esther’s $550 monthly rent at Desert Plaza. Within three hours of the campaign’s creation, a woman donated $600. “That could have been my father,” Melanie Jordan wrote in her donation note. Shay confirmed Saturday morning that this was the official fundraising account for Fournier and his partner. According to the GoFundMe, Fournier “cherished” Esther, whom he supported financially with his Social Security. As of Saturday, her rent was paid through at least June, Shay said, but she and the Desert Plaza family hope Esther will be able to stay in her apartment. Evel Pie, the downtown Las Vegas pizza restaurant, posted Saturday on Facebook that the restaurant will be donating all the money made Sunday between 11 a.m. and noon to Esther. “So come have a slice, beer or a dozen pizzas,” the restaurant said. “It will all go to Miss Esther who will also be on hand.” The restaurant, 508 Fremont St., will also be collecting cat supplies, bottled water, non perishable food, medicine, cleaning supplies, toilet paper, and “things to lift her spirits,” as well as prepaid gift cards and gift cards for stores, ride-share apps, and food delivery services. The items will go to Esther and other “senior citizens in her community.” It has been a little more than three weeks since he died of complications from the torso injuries he suffered when he was pushed off a bus March 21 after telling an irate woman “to be nicer to the passengers,” police have said. He was returning home from grocery shopping, inching his way with his walker toward the bus door, when he encountered Cadesha Bishop, 25. Fournier landed about 8 feet from the bus but declined medical attention at the time, although he arrived at University Medical Center later that night for treatment, police have said. Meanwhile, police said, Bishop walked away without offering help. She was with her young son at the time. Bishop was arrested May 6 on a murder charge but was free on bail after posting bond last week, records show. Contact Rio Lacanlale at rlacanlale@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381. Follow @riolacanlale on Twitter. Review-Journal staff writer Katelyn Newberg contributed to this report.
17 May 19
Las Vegas Review-Journal
#gallery-1666750-2 { margin: auto; } #gallery-1666750-2 .gallery-item { float: left; margin-top: 10px; text-align: center; width: 33%; } #gallery-1666750-2 img { border: 2px solid #cfcfcf; } #gallery-1666750-2 .gallery-caption { margin-left: 0; } /* see gallery_shortcode() in wp-includes/media.php */ Residents of Desert Plaza Senior Apartments hold a yard sale to raise money for Serge Fournier’s partner on Friday, May 17, 2019, in downtown Las Vegas. Fournier, 74, died in April from injuries he suffered when he was shoved off a bus in March. (Rio Lacanlale/Las Vegas Review-Journal) Residents of Desert Plaza Senior Apartments hold a yard sale to raise money for Serge Fournier’s partner on Friday, May 17, 2019, in downtown Las Vegas. Fournier, 74, died in April from injuries he suffered when he was shoved off a bus in March. (Rio Lacanlale/Las Vegas Review-Journal) Residents of Desert Plaza Senior Apartments hold a yard sale to raise money for Serge Fournier’s partner on Friday, May 17, 2019, in downtown Las Vegas. Fournier, 74, died in April from injuries he suffered when he was shoved off a bus in March. (Rio Lacanlale/Las Vegas Review-Journal) Melody Shay, property manger for Desert Plaza Senior Apartments, organizes clothing at a community yard sale benefiting the partner of Serge Fournier, a 74-year-old resident of the complex who died in March after being pushed off a local bus. "We’re just trying to raise enough money for her to be able to stay here and pay her bills," said Shay. Photo taken on Friday, May 17, 2019, in Las Vegas. (Benjamin Hager/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @benjaminhphoto Melody Shay, property manger for Desert Plaza Senior Apartments, organizes clothing at a community yard sale benefiting the partner of Serge Fournier, a 74-year-old resident of the complex who died in March after being pushed off a local bus. "We’re just trying to raise enough money for her to be able to stay here and pay her bills," said Shay. Photo taken on Friday, May 17, 2019, in Las Vegas. (Benjamin Hager/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @benjaminhphoto Melody Shay, property manger for Desert Plaza Senior Apartments, organizes clothing at a community yard sale benefiting the partner of Serge Fournier, a 74-year-old resident of the complex who died in March after being pushed off a local bus. "We’re just trying to raise enough money for her to be able to stay here and pay her bills," said Shay. Photo taken on Friday, May 17, 2019, in Las Vegas. (Benjamin Hager/Las Vegas Review-Journal) @benjaminhphoto Over the years, Serge Fournier had become something of a staple at the Desert Plaza Senior Apartments community in downtown Las Vegas. The 74-year-old had been living in the complex at Maryland Parkway and Carson Avenue since at least 2004, and his neighbors had become more like family to him than friends. “It’s a huge loss to our family,” property manager Melody Shay said Friday on the lawn of the complex, where the community held a yard sale in Fournier’s honor. It has been a little more than three weeks since he died of complications from the torso injuries he suffered when he was pushed off a bus in early March after telling an irate woman “to be nicer to the passengers,” police have said. Fournier landed about 8 feet from the bus, and police said the 25-year-old suspect in his death, Cadesha Bishop, walked away without offering help. She was with her young son at the time. Bishop, who was arrested May 6, is facing a murder charge but was free on bail after posting bond last week, records show. Friday’s yard sale was a community effort to help Fournier’s longtime partner, identified only as Esther, stay in their apartment unit, according to Shay. She organized the fundraising effort, donating more than half of the items that were on sale Friday. The rest of the items — televisions, clothing, shoes and paintings — were donated by other Desert Plaza residents. People had traveled from all corners of the Las Vegas Valley to the small apartment complex to support Fournier and his partner. Summerlin resident Dorothy Kerzetski learned about the yard sale on Facebook, and almost immediately she and her young son got into the car and made the drive to the downtown area. She purchased a painting of a beach for herself and a baseball for her son. “You take good care of that baseball, young man, OK?” Shay said to the boy as he looked up at her. “It belonged to Serge.” Sitting under a tree Friday morning, Bernice Avila, a neighbor and friend to Fournier and his partner, guarded the money the community had made, warmly greeting passersby and other fellow residents. A woman, walking with a cane, slowly made her way to Avila. As she struggled to balance against her cane, she dug out a dollar in coins from her pocket. “I had to scrape up what I could,” she said as she handed Avila the loose change. “Thank you, sweetie,” Avila said. “Anything will help.” Fournier and his partner were never married, but they may as well have been, Avila said. Avila moved into the complex in 2012 and quickly grew close to the couple. Over the years they spent most holidays together, she said. Since losing her friend, she said she has been at a loss for words, still in disbelief that anyone could physically harm someone who needed a walker to get around. On March 21, the day Fournier encountered Bishop, he had gone out to get some grocery shopping done, Avila said. He was just a block away from home, inching his way toward the bus door with his walker, when the shove that led to his death occurred. Fournier declined medical attention at the time but then arrived at University Medical Center later that night because of his injuries, police have said. But on Friday, Avila kept reverting to one word when describing her friend: kindness. “He will be remembered for that,” she said. “He was just so sweet.” Contact Rio Lacanlale at rlacanlale@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0381. Follow @riolacanlale on Twitter.
17 May 19
The Curmudgeon

From Wisegeek.com: Depraved indifference is a standard used to show mens rea, or the state of mind of a defendant. It is commonly used in the law to determine whether a defendant is guilty of murder, manslaughter or another similar crime. Countries such as The United States and England have used the depraved indifference standard […]

17 May 19
Fort Smith/Fayetteville News | 5newsonline KFSM 5NEWS

[vemba-video id=”us/2019/05/15/an-elderly-man-died-after-he-was-pushed-off-a-bus-lc-orig.cnn”] LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police in Las Vegas have released security video they say shows a woman shoving a 74-year-old man off a public bus after witnesses say he asked her to be nice to other passengers. The video shows Serge Fournier landing face-first on a sidewalk east of downtown on March 21. […]

17 May 19
chiniquy

(Article by Eric Jonathan Brewer) This straight up *THOT, Cadesha Bishop, didn’t like Serge Fournier telling her to be nicer to passengers while she was cussing out folk on a Las Vegas bus; so she pushed him out the door. He’s 74. She’s 25. He died a month later from his injuries. She’s now charged […]

17 May 19
JONATHAN TURLEY

Cadesha Michelle Bishop may seriously want to explore a plea deal. According to the Associated Press, the 25-year-old woman has been charged with murder after an elderly man who she shoved off a Las Vegas bus after he told her to stop abusing other bus riders and to be civil. A videotape shows Bishop matter-of-factly pushing 74-year-old […]

17 May 19
Toxic Femininity

Kristin Lam, USA Today, 15 May 2019 Las Vegas police on Tuesday released video of a woman pushing a 74-year-old man off a bus, asking witnesses to come forward and describe the alleged murder. The man hit his head on the sidewalk about 8 feet from the door of the parked bus, the Las Vegas Review-Journal […]

16 May 19
Tea With Kioni

After being pushed off a bus in Los Vegas, 74 year old Serge Fournier was pronounced dead. Police say 25 year old Cadesha Bishop got in a verbal argument with other passengers first then one with Serge. When the bus stopped to let the passengers off police say Bishop shoved Serge off. At the scene […]

16 May 19
International Free Press

A 74-year-old man who was pushed off a Las Vegas public bus — allegedly by a woman he had told to “be nicer” — has died from injuries he suffered when he hit the sidewalk, and the woman has been charged with his murder. Surveillance video released by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department this week […]

16 May 19
BrownGH.com

A 74-year-old elderly man has died after a 25-year-old woman pushed him out of a bus after they had an argument. In Las Vegas, a woman, Cadesha Bishop was in an argument with other commuters as well, Police revealed but the old man, Serge Fournier told the woman to be “nicer to other passengers,” New […]

16 May 19
Gossip On This

A shocking assault of a senior citizen on a bus in Las Vegas by 25-year-old Cadesha Bishop has many folks wondering what went wrong with this generation?

16 May 19
Rogue Rocket
A 74-year-old man died last month as a result of injuries he sustained from being shoved out of a city bus.Las Vegas Police arrested Cadesha Bishop for the murder, saying surveillance video helped them identify her. She is currently on house arrest and is due in court on May 23. The Incident A woman in Las Vegas is now facing a murder charge after she pushed an elderly man out of a city bus in March. Las Vegas police released bus surveillance footage on Monday which shows 25-year-old Cadesha Bishop shoving 74-year-old Serge Fournier from behind. The footage shows Fournier falling face first and landing on top of a cart he was pushing. Police responded to the scene and said that Bishop had already left. Fournier refused any medical treatment at the time but drove himself to the hospital later that night. Fournier then passed away on April 23rd, about a month after he was pushed. The Clark County Coroner released a statement confirming his death as a homicide, citing “complications of blunt force torso injuries.” According to police, before the altercation, Bishop had been yelling and cursing at Fournier as well as other passengers on the bus. Witnesses say that just before Fournier turned to leave he told Bishop “be nicer to passengers.” Cadesha Bishop Arrested Bishop was arrested on May 6th, Las Vegas Police confirmed in a statement on Tuesday. She was charged with one count of open murder on an elderly-vulnerable person and brought to the Clark County Detention Center. PRESS RELEASE: Elderly Man Dies Weeks After Being Pushed Off a Bus – Detectives Seek Witnesses of the IncidentVIDEO: https://t.co/5aJeRY44I1 #LVMPDnews pic.twitter.com/AcZZILmLN1— LVMPD (@LVMPD) May 14, 2019 A representative from the detention center told Rogue Rocket that while Bishop was still technically in custody, she was granted house arrest and was no longer physically at the center. In Nevada, an open murder charge is used when the charging documents for the suspect contain various levels and degrees of murders, making it difficult for prosecutors to pinpoint the exact type of murder committed. The details surrounding the crime are extremely important because the death penalty is legal in Nevada. Her sentence will ultimately depend on what degree of murder she ends up facing. She could be handed 25 years in prison for a second-degree charge or life in prison for a first-degree conviction. Court records show that this is not Bishop’s first run-in with the law. In 2012 she was found guilty of one count of battery and a year later in 2013, she was found guilty once again, this time for domestic battery. As for her current case, she has not entered a plea and is due back in court on May 23. See what others are saying: (Las Vegas Now) (DC101) (CNN)
16 May 19
CauseACTION Clarion

The woman accused of pushing a 74-year-old man off a Las Vegas bus in March, after which he hit his head and died about a month later, was free on bail Wednesday, the Review-Journal reported, citing court records. Witnesses told police the victim — Serge Fournier — asked the woman to “be nicer to passengers” […]