Thursday, July 3, 2014
Judge Dismisses Murder Charge Against Robert Cox
In a bizarre twist, the prosecutor filed murder charges against him, 6 months after the attacker died from hitting his head falling backwards, one year after sending him a letter saying no charges would be filed.
A judge has now dismissed the murder charge.
Justice of the Peace Janiece Marshall also ordered that $100,000 in bail money be returned to Cox
This did not satisfy the prosecutor, who remains undaunted in his quest to prosecute Robert Cox.
Cox is a youth pastor, and it raises the question if this prosecution is driven by bias against a person of faith.
He and his dinner party were attacked by a very large drunken man, Link Ellington, cursing and threatening them.
The witnesses have all given statements .
There is a video of the attack.
It would seem that there is nothing more to go by, and apparently, the judge felt this way.
Yet, the prosecutor has refused to tell the public why he filed murder charges. In spite of a having a judge throw out the charge, the prosecutor now is taking it to a Grand Jury.
Is this persecution?
Robert Cox heroically stood up to the much larger bully, as he should have, but not according to the prosecutor.
By taking it to a judge, the prosecutor, a lawyer himself, entrusted the judgement of a fellow lawyer, who would likely have at least as much education as the prosecutor.
Since this did not work, he is going to go 'downward', perhaps, on the scale of education, to a Grand Jury.
The prosecutor is Robert Daskas, who has steadfastly refused to tell the public why he is doing this. A judge has heard what testimony there is. He likely has a reason for withholding the information as his charge did not hold up before a judge.
When asked for comment on the decision, Daskas continued his silence.
In October, before Ellingson died, Cox received a letter from prosecutors saying he would not be
charged for the fight, his attorney Warren Geller said. But after Ellingson died, the Clark County
District Attorney’s office filed a formal murder charge. There was no explanation given for this action.
This appears to be a prosecutor on a mission, but what that mission is, remains a mystery.
The public needs to be aware of Robert Daskas, whether or not they are people of faith, and demand an explanation as to why, given all that has been released in this case, did he file charges, and why he has not accepted a judge's decision.
If this is not malicious prosecution, Daskas needs to say so, and tell the public why he has filed charges.
If eye witness testimony and video tape do not clear Cox, what would?