Las Vegas: tourist on trial for throwing fatal punch

Posted on November 30, 2012 • Filed under: Tourist Arrested, United-States

Benjamin Hawkins, charged in the death of a man Hawkins punched at a Las Vegas casino, testified Thursday that that anger played no role in his split-second decision.

Instead, Hawkins told the courtroom he felt threatened by 46-year-old John Massie, whom he had exchanged words with at O’Sheas. Hawkins testified he feared for his safety and the well-being of his wife and friends seated nearby when he threw the single punch. Read Article

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