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Soccer Referee Dies Of Injuries; More Charges Expected

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(WLNS) - More charges are expected for an adult soccer player in Wayne County who police say punched a referee in the head during a match this weekend in Livonia.

The victim, 44-year old John Bieniewicz, died Tuesday from his injuries.

Police say he was about to throw 36-year old Baseel Abdul Amir Saad out of the game when Saad hit him.

Saad was originally charged with assault.

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