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.
A Detroit-area soccer player accused of killing a referee with a punch faces a key hearing on a second-degree murder charge.
An unknown sedan occupied by four black males approached after which one of the occupants exited the vehicle and began shooting.
A metro Detroit soccer player accused of killing a referee with a punch to the neck appeared in court for an arraignment Thursday.
A Dearborn man has been charged with second degree murder in the death of an adult-league soccer referee.
John Bieniewicz died of blunt force trauma to the neck, said Mary Mazur, a spokeswoman for the Wayne County medical examiner’s office.
A Detroit-area soccer player faces a felony assault charge for allegedly punching a referee during an adult-league match, critically injuring the ref.
The man punched the referee in the head after the referee indicated he planned to eject the player from an adult-league game Sunday at Mies Park.
A spokesman for Mayor Mike Duggan said a DTE Energy transformer went down, causing a problem at the water department.
David Fowler learned his punishment Friday in Wayne County Circuit Court.