Jamill Jones, an assistant for Wake Forest men's basketball team, has been charged with assault in connection with a tourist's death in Long Island City, NY, according to the New York Post. He turned himself into authorities on Thursday. Szabo had been treated for fractures to the left side of his face and the back of his head, and for bleeding on the brain, according to the complaint filed against Jones. Jones was released on his own recognizance and was ordered to return to court on October 2.
A rising college basketball coaching star accused of throwing a punch that killed a New York City tourist who had apparently mistaken him for an Uber driver pleaded not guilty today to an assault charge.
Per the New York Post, the medical examiner has yet to determine if the punch allegedly thrown by Jones led to Szabo's death, and the charges against him could change.
Jamill Jones allegedly slugged Boca Raton marketing professional Sandor Szabo so hard on Sunday that he fell backward, hit his head on the concrete and lost consciousness.
Police say Jones confronted Sandor Szabo on a Queens street around 1:15 a.m. Sunday.
Wake Forest University said Thursday night that they had just learned of Jones' arrest and would release a statement at a later time.
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In a statement, Wake Forest said it would comment further once it gathers more information.
Jones coached at FGCU from 2013-2015.
Mr Szabo's family said he was in New York City to attend a wedding.
Jones was with his family after the court session, his attorney, Alain Massena, told the AP. He has also coached at UCF, VCU and Florida Gulf Coast.
Jones is set to begin his second season on Danny Manning's Wake Forest staff after joining in the spring of 2017.