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January 18, 2022: Man Charged With Murder of Elderly Woman at Bus Stop

Greg Risling, Assistant Media Chief
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Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced that a man was charged today for murdering a 70-year-old woman at a downtown bus stop last week.

“Sandra Shells unselfishly dedicated her life to caring for others in their time of need,” District Attorney Gascón said. “To lose such a valuable member of our community is tragic and my office will hold accountable the person responsible for her death.”

Kerry Bell (dob 10/29/73) was charged in case BA502407 with one count of murder. Arraignment is expected today in Department 30 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center.

On January 13, the defendant is accused of attacking and striking Shells at a bus stop on Cesar Chavez Avenue and Vignes Street. Shells, who was on her way to work as a registered nurse at County USC Medical Center, fell backward and hit her head on the ground.

She was taken to a nearby hospital where she died three days later.

The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles Police Department.