NORMAN – The investigation of an altercation between a female OU student and star running back Joe Mixon continued Wednesday, although police are still not releasing surveillance video of the alleged assault that could be the key piece of evidence in this “he said, she said” case.
The alleged victim, Amelia Molitor, has received backlash on social media from those who believe Mixon was only defending himself.
NewsChannel 4 tried to give her a chance to give her side of the incident, but we were told “…get off my property before I call police” by a female who was at Molitor’s house.
Molitor claimed that Mixon broke bones in her face by punching her Friday morning at a campus corner restaurant.
“When there’s any broken bone involved, then it becomes an aggravated assault and battery and now it’s a felony case, not a misdemeanor,” former Cleveland County District Attorney Tim Kuykendall said.
That charge carries up to five years in prison.
He said no charges would be filed if both parties were throwing punches in a “mutual combat” situation.
Mixon’s attorney, Kevin Finlay, issued a statement earlier this week saying the 18 year old was physically assaulted by Molitor, and “instinctually defended himself against further harm.”
But there’s a gray area with self-defense surrounding how you fight back.
“If she’s using physical force against him, he can use physical force against her,” Kuykendall said, “but you can’t exceed the type or amount of force being used against you when you retaliate against the other person.”
Norman police say they have only received one false witness claim coming from a person they believe was pretending to be Molitor’s mother and who wanted to talk about the case.
District Attorney Greg Mashburn said he has received a copy of the surveillance video of the incident from police, but he can’t release it to the public until he decides whether or not to file charges.
Finlay did not return our messages today.
We have reached out to Molitor, her parents and her attorney, Eileen Echols, but have not heard back from any of them.
To read more what Bob Barry Jr.’s sources say about Mixon’s suspension, click here.