Denver judge to deliberate whether to hear Raymond Davis assault case

Published: January 25, 2013
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Davis was charged with second degree assault and disorderly conduct after getting into a fight over a parking space.

Davis was charged with second degree assault and disorderly conduct after getting into a fight over a parking space.

Raymond Davis, the CIA contractor embroiled in a day time street shooting in Lahore in January 2011, will find out on Friday whether he will see once again find himself in a court room, though this time the charges may not be as serious.

Fox31 reported on Friday that a Denver judge is due to deliberate whether to hear a case and decide if a trial will follow in February over a shopping centre fistfight involving Davis.

The CIA contractor was arrested in October 2011 for a fistfight outside a shopping centre in Denver. He was charged with second degree assault and disorderly conduct after getting into a fight over a parking space with Jeff Maes. David is accused of causing injuries to Maes in the fight.

In January 2011, Davis was charged with murder of two men in Lahore. He was later released, after US government paid $2 million in compensation, under certain provisions of Pakistani law, to the family of the deceased, paving way for his release and return to the US.

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  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    Jan 25, 2013 - 11:49PM

    An American National is allowed to do any act outside US and for his acts and deeds, US government will come to his support and will get out of the problem by hook or crook.

    But if the same guy act against the law in the US then he is tried in the court of law.

    The only difference is that US nationals are heard in their country and people of the third world countries do not have any say in their respective countries including Pakistan.

    Readers, tell me frankly, how many US national are tried or prosecuted in the third world countries by the governments, including Pakistan?

    This will continue unless we will keep on bowing before Uncle Sam.

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  • Pushtun voice
    Jan 26, 2013 - 1:08AM

    we will find out that the judge will drop this case after a call from the CIA.
    On the other hand if this case does go to court, Raymond Davis’s previous record of killing two people in broad daylight will surely not be seen in good light

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  • Faraz
    Jan 26, 2013 - 9:30AM

    after US government paid $2 million in compensation, under certain provisions of Pakistani law, to the family of the deceased, paving way for his release and return to the US.
    US govt never paid compensation this was stated by top ambassador in Islamabad correct please.

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  • Saeed
    Jan 26, 2013 - 10:09AM

    This man should have been, tried, convicted and hanged in Pakistan. Shame on us for letting him loose.

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  • Adil
    Jan 26, 2013 - 10:32AM

    So why was he never tried in the USA for the double shooting in Lahore? Or is a punch up in Denver more serious? Was the death of two Pakistanis such an irrelevant occurrence? Most puzzling.

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  • DevilHunterX
    Jan 26, 2013 - 11:20AM

    Nobody to buy off in USA unlike in Pakistan.

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  • Clear Black Bag
    Jan 26, 2013 - 11:41AM

    Pakistani leaders and judges at least now must have to revamp the justice and equality system same and equal for every one in Pakistan even for the foreigners and diplomats involved in any committed crimes in Pakistan by seeing this….

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  • flint
    Jan 26, 2013 - 12:11PM

    Are you kidding, the law allows to pay compensation to the relatives and Raymond Davis was freed. Either change the law of stop crying

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  • Usman
    Jan 26, 2013 - 4:54PM

    I guess punching an american is a more serious offence than killing 2 pakistanis. So much for equality.

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  • cautious
    Jan 27, 2013 - 2:47PM

    This guy was freed under Pakistani law – not American law – if you have a complaint then I suggest you look in the mirror.
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    @Mohammad Ali Siddiqui. Rubbish — American’s are in jail all over the World and being American isn’t a “get out of jail card”. In fact one of most common complaints registered by travelers is the State Dept’s poor handling of situations where American’s are detained in foreign countries. Anti American blather maybe popular in Pakistan but saying something popular doesn’t make it truthful.

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  • anwar
    Jan 27, 2013 - 6:53PM

    Its called Plea bargaining there@DevilHunterX:

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  • Matt
    Feb 1, 2013 - 3:35PM

    Of course in one case your are at war and if backed by an Executive Order have the backing of the President and your actions with in the ROE are legal.

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