"He starts moving toward the truck, and I said 'Don't move, don't move,'" Conrad said. "And he ignores my orders."
He doesn't deny he pulled the trigger, but Conrad says it wasn't murder. He says he moved about six inches and fired a shot, and said "I half expected maybe manslaughter, reckless homicide or something, but murder?"
Conrad says he was defending a female friend who was behind Cox's truck when he put it in reverse. Conrad says he thought she was in danger. "If he (Cox) had driven forward, he'd be alive today. If he had just sat there, he'd be alive today."
Conrad hopes he can prove to a jury he didn't intend to kill. "Of course I'm remorseful," he says. "I hate it."
The friend Conrad says he was defending is not mentioned in the McCracken County Sheriff's Department's report. The sheriff's office says the investigation is ongoing.
Conrad's bond is a $500,000 cash bond. He's asked for a public defender for his preliminary hearing later this month.
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