LOS ANGELES (AP) — A homeless woman has been charged with murder for allegedly pushing an 84-year-old woman off a train platform and onto the tracks in Los Angeles.
The district attorney’s office said Tuesday that 44-year-old Jackkqueline Pogue is being held on $1 million bail. She was not immediately arraigned.
The victim, Betty Sugiyama, and her 86-year-old sister, Mary, were walking on the platform Sunday morning when Pogue allegedly stood up and pushed the victim off the platform.
Mary Sugiyama tells The Associated Press that the assailant remained calm, expressionless and didn’t try to run away after the attack.
The sisters were part of a larger family of Japanese descent that was sent to a Wyoming internment camp during World War II.
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