Murder Charge Filed in Case of Woman Pushed From Train Platform

A woman accused of pushing an 84-year-old woman from a Metro Gold Line platform to her death in an apparently unprovoked attack was charged Tuesday with murder.

Jackkqueline Pogue, 44, was scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday afternoon in connection with  Betty Sugiyama's death.

The victim and her sister were walking on the platform at 200 N. Alameda  St. about 8:30 a.m. Sunday when Sugiyama was pushed from the platform onto  the tracks, according to sheriff's Lt. Dave Coleman.

Witnesses said the attack appeared to be unprovoked, he said. Sugiyama  hit her head on the tracks and never regained consciousness.

Pogue was arrested at the train station and has remained jailed since  then on $1 million bail. If convicted, she could face up to life in prison,  according to the District Attorney's Office. 

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