A 6'8" man cursed at them, threatened them, and attacked them.
This was seen by witnesses.
This was caught on video.
Robert Cox fought the man who hit his head on the cement and went into a coma. 6 months later, he died.
It would appear that Robert Cox is a hero who acted not only bravely, but in self defense of those with him. He and several others were wounded by the assailant.
Now, a prosecutor, one year later, has charged him with "murder."
Law enforcement officials have not given the public any reason for this charge, other than to say that Cox "lied about throwing a punch."
Why would a punch make any difference in this case?
In the few statements we have thus far, from Cox and his wife, there is no deception.
Prosecutors alleged in court documents that Cox hit the man “with premeditation and deliberation ... punching ... Link Ellingson in the face.”
Clark County District Attorney's Office has refused to comment on the case.
The Las Vegas attorney said that every witness reported the same event. He needs to see the discovery.
STOCKTON - After making bail on a murder charge out of Las Vegas, Robert Cox of Manteca walked out of San Joaquin County Jail Monday afternoon.
Cox spent a week incarcerated after being arrested last week at his church in Manteca. He has been charged for an altercation with a Las Vegas man from about a year ago in which Cox insists he was attacked and acted in self defense. The other man, Link Elingson, fell during the incident, hit his head and went into a coma. He died in December.
"I was attacked last year, and now I feel attacked again this year. I don't understand," Cox said. "In October, I got a letter from the district attorney and thought it was over. Everyone thought it was over. Tuesday, I got arrested at my church in front of my students and school."
Cox' Las Vegas attorney is baffled as well, saying the only thing that's changed is Elingson's death. Warren Geller said every eyewitness to the altercation declared Cox was strictly defending himself during an attack.
Cox has a court date in Las Vegas on June 13 on the murder charge. Geller said if the district attorney doesn't drop the charge, a trial is entirely possible, since Cox insists on proving his innocence.