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Soccer Player Charged With Murder In Ref's Death

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DETROIT (AP) - A Detroit-area soccer player accused of killing a referee with a punch to his neck has been charged with second-degree murder.

Wayne County prosecutor Kym Worthy announced the charge Wednesday against 36-year-old Baseel Abdul-Amir Saad of Dearborn. He was previously charged with assault.

John Bieniewicz died last week from injuries sustained June 29 when he was hit while working as a referee at a men's soccer game in Livonia. Saad is accused of striking the 44-year-old when the referee planned to eject him.

A message seeking comment was left for Saad's attorney.

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