After serving his sentence, Bassel Saad faces deportation because he is not a U.S. citizen.
Everything changed with a single punch in a men’s recreational soccer game near Detroit last summer.
A Senate committee on Tuesday voted 4-1 to send the legislation to the full Senate.
Under 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.
A 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.
A judge has denied a request to downgrade a murder charge against a man who killed a soccer ref with a single punch.
The 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.
A judge has recused herself from the case of a metro Detroit soccer player charged in the one-punch slaying of a referee.
Police 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.
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.