WF coach charged with assault in connection to death

Wake Forest assistant Jamill Jones has been charged with assault More
Wake Forest assistant Jamill Jones has been charged with assault More

11 August, 2018

Investigators say that Jones got out and punched Szabo in the face; his head hit the pavement when he fell back and he lost consciousness.

Jones was arrested and charged on Thursday for assaulting a tourist in Queens, per a police report obtained by Sports Illustrated.

A former UCF basketball coach is accused of punching and killing a tourist in New York City over the weekend.

Jamill Jones, 35, was arrested Thursday in connection with the death of Sandor Szabo, of Boca Raton, Florida.

The death of a Florida man who police say was punched in the face while visiting New York City for a wedding was ruled a homicide caused by blunt impact to his head, the city's medical examiner's office said Friday.

A person familiar with the investigation told The Associated Press that Szabo may have been drunkenly knocking on auto windows before Jones allegedly confronted him. He's due back in court October 2.

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The incident is said to have taken place at 1:15 a.m. on Tuesday morning (Aug. 7).

Jones' lawyer also said they send their "deepest condolences and sympathies" to the Szabo family.

Jones, a Philadelphia native, previously coached at Virginia Commonwealth and Florida Gulf Coast.

Massena said Jones is cooperating fully with the investigation.

"He was always upbeat, positive, kind and caring", the post continued. He was fun to be with, interesting, and always interested. His family says he was visiting NY from Boca Raton for a wedding. "His attractive spirit and his love of life will remain with us", the company said.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report. "We are going to miss him dearly".

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