Flavor Flav felony case headed for trial in Vegas

Published on NewsOK Modified: April 10, 2013 at 5:45 pm •  Published: April 10, 2013
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"I told him, 'You're not going to talk to my mom like that,'" he testified. "He pushed me. ... I pushed him."

Defense attorney Tony Abbatangelo later told the judge he believed Drayton may have been acting in self-defense when he allegedly grabbed the butcher knife, a steak knife and a pizza cutter during the scuffle.

Abbatangelo noted that a police report didn't include the quote the teen recalled Wednesday.

Andress-Tobiasson said the evidence was enough to bind Drayton over to state court for trial.

She set arraignment for April 18 on felony charges of assault with a weapon and child endangerment that could get Drayton up to 12 years in prison if he's convicted. Drayton also faces a misdemeanor domestic violence battery charge.

Abbatangelo said he'll seek to postpone arraignment because Drayton will be out of town April 18 while he and other members of the rap group Public Enemy are inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Abbatangelo said Drayton plans to plead not guilty.

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Find Ken Ritter at http://twitter.com/krttr .

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