CIA contractor Raymond Davis faces trial in parking lot fight
Last Updated: 320 days ago
CASTLE ROCK, Colo. - A CIA contractor involved in a fatal shooting in Pakistan in 2011 faces a trial over an altercation involving a disputed parking space at a Colorado bagel shop a few months after the United States paid more than $2 million for his release.
After more than a year of delays, there was yet another one on Friday. A judge delayed a hearing on whether the trial of Raymond Davis will proceed.
Davis is accused of causing back and other injuries to Jeffrey Maes in the Oct. 2011 altercation.
The fight took place outside an Einstein Bros. Bagel shop in Highlands Ranch Town Center.
"He literally parked his car behind me and started shouting at me and I says, 'You need to relax.' And he got out of the car," Jeff Maes told 7NEWS. "When I got hit, I went back, I hit my back straight on the concrete and then, I don't know, I must've got up. I looked, he's standing there and I got up to defend myself and started again."
Maes said his daughters, ages 6 and 8, cried after witnessing the fight but Maes didn't learn until afterward that his alleged attacker also worked for the CIA.
"I thought to myself, he's a pretty tough guy. I guess I'm somewhat grateful there's five men that broke it up," Maes said, adding that he spent most of the afternoon at Sky Ridge Medical Center.
Davis was charged with second-degree assault, a felony, based on the severity of the victim's injuries.
He was also charged with disorderly conduct and a violent crime count.
As a contractor, Davis was held by Pakistan in January 2011 after he shot and killed two men he said tried to rob him. Pakistan agreed to release Davis in March 2011 after the families agreed to accept more than $2 million.
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