WF coach charged with assault in connection to death

WF coach charged with assault in connection to death

WF coach charged with assault in connection to death

He's said to be "a rising college basketball coaching star" at Wake Forest University.

The Wake Forest basketball coach charged with punching a Florida tourist - who later died at the hospital - could potentially face murder charges after police upgraded the case to a homicide on Friday.

Jamill Jones, 35, confronted Sandor Szabo, 35, for banging on cars at about 1:15 a.m. near 41-10 29th Street in Long Island City, the New York Post reported, citing sources. He died on Tuesday, police confirmed.

Jones punched the victim after he knocked on the window of Jones' vehicle. "Jones then approached Szabo and slugged him".

On Friday, Wake Forest announced that Jones was on leave by athletic director Ron Wellman. He is entering his second season on the staff at Wake Forest. "The Jones family stands by Jamill, and his legal right to be presumed innocent in what is, ultimately, a tragic incident". The investigation is ongoing.

[Sandor's] family and friends are overwhelmed, but not surprised, by the outpouring of love and support from the many people whose lives he touched; he did not know a stranger. His attorney, Alain Massena, said in a statement: "The court made the proper ruling with the charges, and the District Attorney's office made the proper ruling with the charges".

Jones sent his condolences to the family of the tourist via a statement from his lawyer. He also spent time as an assistant coach at UCF, VCU and Florida Gulf Coast going back to 2013. He was always upbeat, positive, kind and caring.

"His attractive spirit and his love of life will remain with us", the company said in the Facebook post.

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