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Lawyer: Video doesn’t show whole story in Vegas bus attack

January 21, 2020 GMT
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This Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, booking photo released by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows Nathaniel Graves Jr., 26, who arrested on Saturday, Jan. 18, in an investigation of an unprovoked attack aboard a Las Vegas transit bus that seriously injured a former U.S. Marine in his mid-60s. Police had released bus security video and issued a plea to identify the assailant who caused the victim to have his right eye removed after being punched and knocked unconscious in the Dec. 13 attack. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via AP)
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This Sunday, Jan. 19, 2020, booking photo released by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department shows Nathaniel Graves Jr., 26, who arrested on Saturday, Jan. 18, in an investigation of an unprovoked attack aboard a Las Vegas transit bus that seriously injured a former U.S. Marine in his mid-60s. Police had released bus security video and issued a plea to identify the assailant who caused the victim to have his right eye removed after being punched and knocked unconscious in the Dec. 13 attack. (Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department via AP)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Transit bus video appearing to show a 26-year-old man punching and seriously injuring a former U.S. Marine in his 60’s doesn’t tell the whole story about the incident, a defense lawyer said Tuesday.

Nathaniel Graves Jr.’s attorney, Garrett Ogata, didn’t immediately say what parts were missing. He lost a bid to have Graves released from jail without bail.

Graves faces a Feb. 3 preliminary hearing of evidence on felony charges of battery, mayhem and abuse of an older or vulnerable person.

Police this month released bus security video of the Dec. 13 confrontation to help identify the assailant who they said caused the victim to have his right eye removed after being punched and knocked unconscious. The name of the injured man wasn’t made public.

Las Vegas Justice of the Peace Ann Zimmerman set bail at $100,000 with electronic monitoring and banned Graves from riding Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada buses if he is released.

Police said the attacker first placed his legs across the veteran’s lap, then reacted when he pushed them away.