John Bieniewicz

Bassel Saad appears in court on Nov. 26, 2014. (credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ)

Autopsy Photos OK As Evidence In Referee’s Death

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.

CBS Detroit–12/01/2014

Bassel Saad appears in court on Nov. 26, 2014. (credit: Mike Campbell/WWJ)

Judge Rules Murder Charge Stands Against Deaborn Man In Death Of Soccer Referee

A judge has denied a request to downgrade a murder charge against a man who killed a soccer ref with a single punch.

WWJ Newsradio 950–11/26/2014

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

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