Woman, 84, Pushed To Death From Train Platform

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say an 84-year-old woman has been pushed to her death from a Los Angeles commuter train platform and another woman has been arrested.

Los Angeles County sheriff’s Capt. Mike Parker says Betty Sugiyama was on a Metro Gold Line platform Sunday morning when she was pushed onto the empty tracks. She was injured in the fall and died at a hospital.

Parker says 44-year-old Jackqueline Pogue was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and remained jailed Monday on $1 million bail. Authorities say they’ll seek a murder charge now that the victim has died.

Investigators say the attack appeared to be unprovoked and there’s no immediate word on a motive.

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