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Queens, NY - Police: College Hoops Coach Threw Punch Killing NYC Tourist

Published on: August 9, 2018 08:25 PM
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Wake Forest assistant coach Jamill Jones and tourist Sabor Szabo.Wake Forest assistant coach Jamill Jones and tourist Sabor Szabo.

Queens, NY - Police say a college basketball coach threw a punch that killed a New York City tourist who knocked on his car window thinking it was his Uber ride.

Wake Forest assistant coach Jamill Jones was arrested Thursday and charged with assault.

Information on his lawyer wasn’t immediately available.

A spokesman says Wake Forest has no immediate comment on the 35-year-old Jones’ arrest.

Police say Jones confronted Sandor Szabo on a Queens street around 1:15 a.m. Sunday. They say the punch caused Szabo to fall and hit his head on a sidewalk.

Szabo, also 35, was taken off life support Tuesday. His family says he was visiting New York from Boca Raton, Florida, for a wedding.


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

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 Aug 09, 2018 at 08:31 PM triumphinwhitehouse Says:

Can't be a black man with a temper


 Aug 09, 2018 at 09:41 PM Anonymous Says:

If the white guy punched and killed the black guy there would be riots. Free TV sets for all the morally outraged protesters breaking windows of stores.


 Aug 09, 2018 at 10:13 PM Liepa Says:

I'm certain the charges will now be upgraded to at least manslaughter from assault,
or is human life so cheap and worthless. Please tell me it 'aint so !!!


 Aug 09, 2018 at 11:51 PM lazy-boy Says:

what happened that the black guy couldn't just say, "hey, I aint yore Uber man, dude." ????


 Aug 10, 2018 at 04:19 AM Aron1 Says:

Reply to #1  
triumphinwhitehouse Says:

Can't be a black man with a temper

Or a white guy without any sense.
Oh, wait. That's the description of some of the more frequent commentors here on VIN.
Never mind.


 Aug 10, 2018 at 06:53 AM Anonymous Says:

The savage should be charged with first degree manslaughter.


 Aug 10, 2018 at 01:08 PM mgold Says:

Some more proof, that being educated does NOT make you a better person.

Piece of trash, although it doesn't seem that he wanted to kill anybody , but why assault someone mistakenly tapping your window


 Aug 12, 2018 at 08:43 AM Anonymous Says:

Why was he only charged with misdemeanor assault, and not felonious assault? Also, shouldn't he be charged with criminally negligent homicide?


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