A Texas deputy and her husband could face life in prison after a night out for two Texas families turned into a deadly fight.
John Hernandez kicked and gasped for air when a deputy’s husband allegedly had him in a chokehold outside a Houston-area Denny’s restaurant, a video shows.
Minutes later, the 24-year-old father was rushed to the hospital and three days later, he was taken off life support.
How the attack unfolded is at the center of the criminal case against Terry Thompson and his wife, Harris County Sheriff’s deputy Chauna Thompson.
Thompson’s attorney said Terry was acting in self-defense and that a video that was released does not tell the full story of how the altercation unfolded.
The couple was indicted on murder charges after Hernandez’s death was ruled a homicide by the Harris County medical examiner’s office, reported CNN affiliate KTRK.
They were in custody late Thursday night and released on bond early Friday, according to the Harris County Sheriff’s office.
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SOURCE: CNN, Ed Lavandera, Jason Morris and Nicole Chavez