California Youth Pastor Facing Murder Charge After Las Vegas Bar Fight Retains His Innocence

Robert Cox, a 35-year-old California pastor, is pictured here with his wife, Julia. FoxNews.com
Robert Cox, a 35-year-old California pastor, is pictured here with his wife, Julia.
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A California youth pastor who was arrested on an outstanding warrant for murder in Las Vegas claims he is innocent.

“I was blindsided and totally shocked,” Robert Cox told News10 from San Joaquin County Jail, where he was held last week.

The murder charges come from an incident last June in which Cox, a youth minister with The Place of Refuge Church in Manteca, California, was with his wife and around 20 interns on a ministry trip in Las Vegas.

The group was dining at Four Kegs Sports Pub when another man at the restaurant, Link Ellingson, started threatening them out of the blue, Cox says.

He said his actions were out of self-defense.

“When somebody says they are going f—ing kill me and they attack me and choke me and punch me in the face and go after my students and give a student a concussion,” he says.

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SOURCE: Charisma News
Gina Meeks

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