Monday, September 30, 2013

Calling for Help - Father of Jonathan Denver Pleading For Witnesses

Robert Preece, father of Jonathan Denver who was stabbed to death after a ballgame in San Francisco, spoke to the media this morning.  He is seeking witnesses to this horrific event.

Per Paul Elias at AP, emphasis is mine:
"Losing a child is a heartache no parent should have to endure," Preece said in his plea for witnesses to the fight. Montgomery was released from jail on Friday after the district attorney said police have not yet collected enough evidence to warrant criminal charges. Montgomery's father has told other media outlets that his son says Denver hit him over the head with a chair and he stabbed him in self-defense.

Preece, who is a Los Angeles Dodgers security guard, was with his son when the fight broke out. Preece said Sunday that he saw bystanders with mobile devices and believes they were recording the incident.
"The Montgomery family is likely suffering as well," Preece said. "I am making a plea to the public asking that anyone who may have witnessed the incident to come forth so that both families can have some measure of closure. I believe that someone may have videotaped the incident so we can discover the truth."
It seems likely that in tech-friendly San Francisco someone (if not multiple folks) would have recorded the argument, fight and stabbing on their phones. 

If you have any familiarity with this occurrence then please contact the local authorities.  If anything, it may provide some closure to both families.

Pic above via AP/Tony Avalar

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