John Bieniewicz

Bassel Saad, left. (credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ)

Soccer Player Charged In Referee’s Murder To Stand Trial Next Year

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/08/2014

Judge Cynthia Gray Hathaway (credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ)

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/06/2014

Bassel Saad (credit: Wayne County Prosecutor's Office)

Hearing Postponed For Soccer Player Charged In One-Punch Killing Of 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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/01/2014

John Bieniewicz (credit: johnbieniewiczfoundation.org)

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/29/2014

Bassel Saad (credit: Wayne County Prosecutor's Office)

Trial Ordered For Dearborn Man In Murder Of Soccer Referee

Bassel Saad, who allegedly killed an adult league soccer referee with a punch to his neck, has been bound over for trial.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/31/2014

Bassel Saad (credit: Wayne County Prosecutor's Office)

He Never Saw It Coming Says Witness In Soccer Referee Death On The Field

Prosecutors say Bassel Saad struck John Bieniewicz as the 44-year-old referee announced his decision to eject Saad from a men’s league game.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/30/2014

Bassel Saad (credit: Wayne County Prosecutor's Office)

Man Charged With Killing Referee Faces Key Hearing

A Detroit-area soccer player accused of killing a referee with a punch faces a key hearing on a second-degree murder charge.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/30/2014

Bassel Abdul-Amir Saad is seen at left, as his attorney, Ali Hammoud, speaks at the podium in Livonia District Court. (credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ)

$1 Million Bond Will Not Be Reduced For Man Charged With Killing Soccer Referee, Judge Rules

A metro Detroit soccer player accused of killing a referee with a punch to the neck appeared in court for an arraignment Thursday.

CBS Detroit–07/10/2014

Bassel Saad (credit: Wayne County Prosecutor's Office)

Dearborn Man Charged With Murder In Death Of Referee During Adult Soccer Game

A Dearborn man has been charged with second degree murder in the death of an adult-league soccer referee.

CBS Detroit–07/09/2014

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Funeral Set For Referee Killed During Recreational Soccer Match

Forty-four-year-old John Bieniewicz died Tuesday from injuries he sustained June 29.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/06/2014

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