Former VCU Coach Pleads Not Guilty

Accused of Fatally Punching Man in NYC

August 10, 2018 - 8:24 am

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a former VCU assistant 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 attacked digital marketing guru Sandor Szabo around 1:15 a.m. Sunday in Queens, causing him to fall and hit his head on the sidewalk, police said.

Szabo, visiting from Boca Raton, Florida, knocked on the window of Jones’ SUV while looking for his ride after his stepsister’s wedding, police said. The coach got out, clocked Szabo and sped off, police said.

Szabo never regained consciousness and was taken off life support on Tuesday.

Jones, 35, of Kernersville, North Carolina, turned himself into police on Thursday. He is awaiting arraignment on a misdemeanor assault charge.

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