Wake Forest Demon Deacons assistant coach Jamill Jones has plead not guilty after a tourist was fatally punched in New York. Alongside his lawyer on Thursday, Jones turned himself into authorities and will next be seen in court on October 2.
Sandor Szabo, the victim, supposedly thought Jones’ SUV was his Uber ride for the evening. It is alleged that Szabo banged on Jones’ windows, which led to the coach punching the tourist.
Tragically, Szabo would later die from the injuries he sustained during the incident. He was in New York for his sister’s wedding.
To be clear: Jones is not being charged with murder at the time of this writing. He was arraigned Thursday night on a misdemeanor assault charge and released on his own recognizance after entering his plea of not guilty.
Alain Massena, the attorney representing Jones, told the Associated Press the following.
“This was a tragic accident, and Mr. Jones and his family send their deepest condolences and their thoughts and prayers to the Szabo family,” Massena said.
Considering a rising star as a coach, Jamill Jones joined Wake Forest in 2017 after stints at Central Florida, Virginia Commonwealth and Florida Gulf Coast.
This is obviously a developing story with fluid information being gathered. Anything else said at this point would be conjecture.
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