Denny's strangulation victim's family to attend suspects' hearing

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) -- The family of the man seen being choked outside a Denny's is expected to be in the courtroom today as the Harris County deputy and her husband accused in his death go before a judge.

Chauna and Terry Thompson are accused of killing John Hernandez in May.

Terry confronted Hernandez for urinating outside the restaurant.

A scuffle ensued and witnesses say Terry had Hernandez in a chokehold. Some of those witnesses recorded the choke on cell phone video.

Hernandez died of strangulation. Investigators say Chauna helped her husband restrain him.

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A man who later died after a fight at a local Denny's was initially going to be charged.

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