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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  1. zyrlu says:

    Jakkqueline Pogue attacked my 80 year old mother 2 months ago at Pershing Square, luckily my mother is all right. The tragedy is that the police would not even file a report because she was mentally unstable and therefore would not make a difference. I wonder if it would have made a difference for Betty Sugiyama and her family; may she rest in peace.

  2. Mario Zermeno says:

    I’d like to make a correction to my previous post. I was wrong in my statement; of course the police filed a report, from my mom’s description of the scene, they were indifferent to the good, if any, that would be accomplished by having my mother press charges. My mother was convinced of that in the end and decided not to press charges. I wasn’t there. I’m getting this info second hand from my eighty year old mom. Ultimately, even if my mom had pressed charges, she would have been out by now – possibly – this might have still happened, it might not have; there’s no knowing. the point I would like to stress here is that the homeless and drug situation in our cities is dangerous and neglectful and we must figure out a way to address these issues.

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