November 23, 2014
LAS VEGAS (AP) - A California youth pastor faces a murder charge after an altercation outside a Las Vegas pub last summer that led to a man's death months later.
Robert Lynn Cox was booked into the San Joaquin County Jail Tuesday on murder and fugitive from justice charges. He's accused in the death of 55-year-old Link Ellingson, who died Dec. 15 of hemorrhaging.
Family and friends say Cox was on trip with church members and stopped for a late-night dinner at the Four Kegs pub on June 13, 2013. Group members tell KTXL-TV Ellingson approached the group, threatened them and assaulted them before Cox grabbed the man and both fell.
Ellingson hit his head on the pavement.
Las Vegas police say Cox initially said he punched Ellingson but later told a different story.
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