BURBANK, Calif. (KABC) -- The homeless man suspected of threatening another man with a hatchet in a Burbank park on Wednesday is a convicted killer.
Leo Cox was arrested at McCambridge Recreation Center on Wednesday.
Police said the 24-year-old raised a hatchet and yelled at a man who was getting out of his car around 2:10 p.m. The victim was not seriously hurt.
Cox was charged on Friday with assault with a deadly weapon.
According to court papers, Cox was convicted of murder in Gainesville, Florida in 1998. He was also convicted of assault with a deadly weapon in Dallas in 2014.
If convicted as charged, Cox faces a possible maximum sentence of 25 years to life in state prison.
The case remains under investigation by the Burbank Police Department. null
Burbank hatchet suspect was convicted of murder in 1998