Michigan Panel OKs Bills Making It Crime To Assault RefereeA Senate committee on Tuesday voted 4-1 to send the legislation to the full Senate.
Man Faces Deportation, 8-15 Years In One-Punch Killing Of RefereeUnder the plea deal he could be sentenced from eight to 15 years in prison but because he is not a U.S. citizen, he could face deportation.
Autopsy Photos OK As Evidence In Referee's DeathA judge says jurors can see photos from the autopsy of a Detroit-area soccer referee who died after a player punched him in the head.
Judge Rules Murder Charge Stands Against Deaborn Man In Death Of Soccer RefereeA judge has denied a request to downgrade a murder charge against a man who killed a soccer ref with a single punch.
Soccer Player Charged In Referee's Murder To Stand Trial Next YearThe delay comes after a judge recused herself from the case, saying she was concerned with being fair in light of her strong feelings of good sportsmanship.
Soccer Player In Referee Slaying To Get New Judge A judge has recused herself from the case of a metro Detroit soccer player charged in the one-punch slaying of a referee.
Hearing Postponed For Soccer Player Charged In One-Punch Killing Of RefereePolice say Bassel Saad struck John Bieniewicz as the 44-year-old referee announced his decision to eject Saad from a men’s recreational league game.
Fundraiser Planned For Family Of Slain Soccer Ref John Bieniewicz A fundraiser is planned for the family of a Detroit-area referee who died after being punched by a player during a recreational soccer game this summer.

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