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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

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Pedestrian Attacked By Drive-By Shooters In East Livonia

An unknown sedan occupied by four black males approached after which one of the occupants exited the vehicle and began shooting.

WWJ Newsradio 950–07/12/2014

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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Autopsy: Soccer Referee’s Death Ruled Homicide

John Bieniewicz died of blunt force trauma to the neck, said Mary Mazur, a spokeswoman for the Wayne County medical examiner’s office.

CBS Detroit–07/03/2014

CHICAGO, IL - JUNE 22: Fans in Grant Park react during a Group G World Cup soccer match between Portugal and the U.S. on June 22, 2014 in Chicago, Illinois. Fans were turned away from the free event after a 10,000-person capacity was reached. Portugal tied the score at 2-2 with seconds remaining. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Police: Man Critically Injures Ref At Soccer Game

A Detroit-area soccer player faces a felony assault charge for allegedly punching a referee during an adult-league match, critically injuring the ref.

97.1 The Ticket–07/01/2014

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Police: Man Critically Hurts Ref At Soccer Game

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.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/30/2014

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Water Service Restored After Brief Shutoff In Redford, Northwest Detroit

A spokesman for Mayor Mike Duggan said a DTE Energy transformer went down, causing a problem at the water department.

WWJ Newsradio 950–06/14/2014

David Fowler (2012 Booking photo)

Man Identified By DNA Gets 8-15 Years In Slayings Of Brothers 39 Years Ago

David Fowler learned his punishment Friday in Wayne County Circuit Court.

WWJ Newsradio 950–05/30/2014

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