Michael Montgomery of Lodi, California was arrested last
September after the stabbing of Jonathan Denver, the son of a
Dodgers security guard, outside a bar just blocks from the San
Francisco Giants stadium, AT&T Park.
The altercation began as a shouting match between fans of the
rival Dodgers and Giants baseball teams, police said. Both men
are in their twenties.
Days after the fight, prosecutors declined to file charges
against Montgomery, saying he may have acted in self-defense.
Authorities said interviews with witnesses and fight
participants over the past six months had shown that Denver and
his brother had teamed up against Montgomery before he used a
knife to protect himself, the San Francisco Chronicle newspaper
"With multiple sources indicating how the event transpired, it
makes it impossible for us to meet our burden and prove beyond a
reasonable doubt that Mr. Montgomery was not acting in
self-defense," San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon
said, according to the newspaper.
"We are ethically obligated to decline to prosecute this case,"
(Reporting by Eric M. Johnson in Seattle;
editing by Robin
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