Woman, 84, Pushed, Killed at Los Angeles Metro Platform; Attacker Arrested

11/16/2010 // WPB , FL, USA // Personal Injury Lawyers News // Nicole Howley

Los Angeles, CA—A woman is being held on suspicion of attempted murder after the woman allegedly pushed an 84-year-old woman to her death from a commuter train platform in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo, as reported by MSNBC.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reported on Sunday, November 14, 2010, the victim, Betty Sugiyama, was on the Metro Gold Line platform with her sister, when she was pushed onto the empty train tracks. Investigators believe the attack was unprovoked.

According to Betty’s sister, Mary Sugiyama, they had seen a heavyset woman dressed in black, sitting alone. As the sisters passed the woman, she stood up, shouted and pushed Betty onto the tracks. The woman then sat down, without uttering another word.

Betty was rushed to a nearby hospital, where she died hours later.

Police officers arrested Jackkqueline Pogue on suspicion of attempted murder with a $1 million bail. Officials plan to add a murder charge following Betty’s death.

Investigations are underway.

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