How despicable and depraved of a person do you have to be to push an 84 year old woman from a train platform? This reprobate deserves a long prison sentence; but that doesn’t feel like enough of a punishment.
LOS ANGELES — An 84-year-old woman was pushed to her death from a commuter train platform in Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo by an apparent stranger, and investigators believe the victim did nothing to provoke the attack, authorities said Monday.
Betty Sugiyama was a retired bookstore worker who spent World War II in an internment camp for Japanese Americans. She was on the platform of the Metro Gold Line station with her sister Sunday morning when she was pushed on to empty tracks, Los Angeles County sheriff’s Capt. Michael Parker said.
Sugiyama died hours later at a hospital.
Jackkqueline Pogue was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and remained jailed Monday on $1 million bail. Authorities said they planned to seek a murder charge now that the victim is dead.
Investigators said the attack appeared to be unprovoked and there was no word on a motive.
Just terrible. If you have the stomach for it, read on.