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Man accused in fatal “road rage” incident “would take it back” if possible

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): A Fort Wayne man who was released from jail after being convicted of battery in a fatal road rage incident says he’s sorry.

“Everybody’s been hurt by this case,” Brandon Cook tells Fort Wayne’s NBC. “If I could take it back, I would take it back in a heartbeat.”

Cook was released on time served Tuesday. Last week he was convicted of misdemeanor battery charges, but acquitted of manslaughter, in an August 2018 incident on US 30 near Goshen Road.

Police say Cook beat 60-year-old Orlando Fernandez in an attack that apparently caused Fernandez to have a heart attack.

Cook adds that there are two sides to every story, and accuses the media of “limiting certain details” of the case. He says Fernandez almost caused an accident, then grabbed him near the throat while they were arguing.

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1 comment

Danny W Hudson June 26, 2019 at 4:24 pm

this guy “Mr.Cook” would do and say anything to cover what a bad out of control thing he did, facts; he got out of his vehicle, he walked over to Mr. Fernandez, he is the one that punched / beat Mr. Fernandez, he ran away, he knew what he did and ran away to hide in Florida.
this guy was way wrong from the start, if he had stayed in his vehicle Mr.Fernandez would not have had the hart attack that day. but he had to show how tuff he is.
the sad part of this is now Mr. Cook thinks he got away with killing a man and thinks of himself as some kind of bad ass that can do any thing.
Mr. Cook is going to do this again it’s just a mater of time


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