A California youth pastor is facing a murder charges for pushing a man to the ground in a sports bar parking lot, who later died.
Pastor Rob Cox was at Four Kegs pub in Las Vegas with a group of parishioners on a mission trip. The Group had stopped for a late dinner when alleged aggressor Link Ellingson approached Cox.
Witness Kelli Lane said Ellingson addressed Cox as “girlfriend” and used profanity as he came forward aggressively reports CBS News
. “Our pastor Rob defended his family
and he acted in self-defense and really saved my life,” said Lane.
Ellingson went into a coma the fall and died from hemorrhaging six months later on Dec. 15, 2013. The coroner classified Ellingson’s death as a homicide.
“I believe wholeheartedly that my husband is innocent,” said Jule Cox, Pastor Cox’s wife.
Dan Abrams, ABC News
Chief Legal Affairs Anchor said, “This is a self-defense case, and so the crucial questions are going to be: Was the victim actually the aggressor? And the defendant need to do what he did to protect himself?”
Publication date: June 10, 2014