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  • Witnesses describe punch that killed soccer ref, say suspect has been violent before

    Witnesses describe punch that killed soccer ref, say suspect has been violent before

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 6:57 PM EDT2014-07-30 22:57:23 GMT
    More details emerged from 16th District Court about what happened on the soccer field the day that referee John Bieniewicz died, allegedly from a punch to the neck by Baseel Abdul-Amir Saad. Testimony was heard through the eyes of four witnesses, three players including two on the opposing team, one teammate of Saad and a police officer. According to court testimony, Saad has gotten violent before on the soccer field.Wiping away tears, 36-year-old Saad, facing a judge on second-degree murder ...
    More details emerged from 16th District Court about what happened on the soccer field the day that referee John Bieniewicz died, allegedly from a punch to the neck by Baseel Abdul-Amir Saad. Testimony was heard through the eyes of four witnesses, three players including two on the opposing team, one teammate of Saad and a police officer. According to court testimony, Saad has gotten violent before on the soccer field.Wiping away tears, 36-year-old Saad, facing a judge on second-degree murder ...
  • Death of Michigan soccer referee raises medical questions

    Death of Michigan soccer referee raises medical questions

    Friday, July 11 2014 9:56 AM EDT2014-07-11 13:56:47 GMT
     Violence is never the answer. A single punch can kill in any circumstance -- we know this, it has been well-publicized," she said. "It is no longer an excuse for an individual to say that they didn't know a single punch could kill."
     Violence is never the answer. A single punch can kill in any circumstance -- we know this, it has been well-publicized," she said. "It is no longer an excuse for an individual to say that they didn't know a single punch could kill."
  • Man charged in death of soccer referee arraigned on murder charges, $1M bond set

    Man charged in death of soccer referee arraigned on murder charges, $1M bond set

    Thursday, July 10 2014 10:25 AM EDT2014-07-10 14:25:36 GMT
    Bassel Abdul-Amir SaadBassel Abdul-Amir Saad
    A Dearborn soccer player accused of killing a referee with a punch to the neck is scheduled to appear in court. Baseel Abdul-Amir Saad is charged with second-degree murder. Saad initially was charged with assault. Prosecutors amended the charge after John Bieniewicz died.
    A Dearborn soccer player accused of killing a referee with a punch to the neck is scheduled to appear in court. Baseel Abdul-Amir Saad is charged with second-degree murder. Saad initially was charged with assault. Prosecutors amended the charge after John Bieniewicz died.
  • Dearborn man charged with second degree murder in death of soccer referee

    Dearborn man charged with second degree murder in death of soccer referee

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-07-09 22:22:03 GMT
    Bassel Abdul-Amir Saad, 36, now faces murder charges. Bassel Abdul-Amir Saad, 36, now faces murder charges.
    Prosecutor Kym L. Worthy has amended charges for Bassel Abdul-Amir Saad, 36, of Dearborn, in connection with the death of 44-year-old soccer referee John Bieniewicz of Westland
    Prosecutor Kym L. Worthy has amended charges for Bassel Abdul-Amir Saad, 36, of Dearborn, in connection with the death of 44-year-old soccer referee John Bieniewicz of Westland
  • Soccer referees come to pay tribute to a fallen brother

    Soccer referees come to pay tribute to a fallen brother

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 10:45 PM EDT2014-07-09 02:45:23 GMT
    Two by two they walked into the funeral home, marching home toward their fallen brother, a fellow referee who was tragically killed during a recreational adult soccer match.
    Two by two they walked into the funeral home, marching home toward their fallen brother, a fellow referee who was tragically killed during a recreational adult soccer match.
  • Autopsy: Soccer referee death's ruled homicide

    Autopsy: Soccer referee death's ruled homicide

    Thursday, July 3 2014 2:57 PM EDT2014-07-03 18:57:57 GMT
    Police: Referee injured by soccer player has died  LIVONIA, Mich. (WJBK) - A Dearborn man has been charged after a referee was critically injured during an adult soccer match.  Authorities say Bassel Abdul-Amir Saad, 36, was playing in a soccer match.Police: Referee injured by soccer player has died LIVONIA, Mich. (WJBK) - A Dearborn man has been charged after a referee was critically injured during an adult soccer match. Authorities say Bassel Abdul-Amir Saad, 36, was playing in a soccer match.
    The medical examiner's office says the death of a referee who was punched at a Livonia soccer match was a homicide. According to Wayne County medical examiner's spokeswoman Mary Mazur, an autopsy on John Bieniewicz was conducted Thursday.
    The medical examiner's office says the death of a referee who was punched at a Livonia soccer match was a homicide. According to Wayne County medical examiner's spokeswoman Mary Mazur, an autopsy on John Bieniewicz was conducted Thursday.
  • Police: Referee injured Sunday during soccer match in Livonia has died

    Police: Referee injured Sunday during soccer match in Livonia has died

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 5:14 PM EDT2014-07-01 21:14:24 GMT
    Livonia Police say the referee who was punched during a soccer match Sunday has died from his injuries.
    Livonia Police say the referee who was punched during a soccer match Sunday has died from his injuries.
  • Dearborn man charged after soccer referee critically hurt during game

    Dearborn man charged after soccer referee critically hurt during game

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 12:54 PM EDT2014-07-01 16:54:46 GMT
    A Dearborn man has been charged with assault after a referee was critically injured during an adult soccer match.
    A Dearborn man has been charged with assault after a referee was critically injured during an adult soccer match.

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  • Andy Golub's NYC Bodypainting Day

    Andy Golub's NYC Bodypainting Day

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:43 PM EDT2014-07-31 02:43:52 GMT
    The saying art is autobiographical takes on a whole new meaning when your canvas is a fully nude human body, as it is for artist Andy Golub. Andy along with 30 other artists and 45 Technicolor models paraded around several Manhattan hotspots over the weekend for NYC Body Painting day. Believe or not, this is completely legal in New York City.
    The saying art is autobiographical takes on a whole new meaning when your canvas is a fully nude human body, as it is for artist Andy Golub. Andy along with 30 other artists and 45 Technicolor models paraded around several Manhattan hotspots over the weekend for NYC Body Painting day. Believe or not, this is completely legal in New York City.
  • Protestors rally against NYPD's 'broken windows' policing

    Protestors rally against NYPD's 'broken windows' policing

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:07 PM EDT2014-07-31 02:07:39 GMT
    Emotions about police brutality were still raw at a protest in Harlem Wednesday night. Eric Garner died after police put him in an apparent choke hold. Cops stopped garner for the minor offense of selling loose cigarettes in Staten Island. Officers had been enforcing the so-called broken windows policy.
    Emotions about police brutality were still raw at a protest in Harlem Wednesday night. Eric Garner died after police put him in an apparent choke hold. Cops stopped garner for the minor offense of selling loose cigarettes in Staten Island. Officers had been enforcing the so-called broken windows policy.
  • Fatal skydiving accident on Long Island

    Fatal skydiving accident on Long Island

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 9:13 PM EDT2014-07-31 01:13:49 GMT
    Police on Long Island say one person has died and another has been seriously injured in a skydiving accident. Riverhead police say it happened at about 4 p.m. Wednesday at Skydive Long Island in Calverton. Police say the injured person was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital in critical condition.
    Police on Long Island say one person has died and another has been seriously injured in a skydiving accident. Riverhead police say it happened at about 4 p.m. Wednesday at Skydive Long Island in Calverton. Police say the injured person was airlifted to Stony Brook University Hospital in critical condition.
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