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Homicide By Assault Charge For Teen In Soccer Ref Punching Death

A Utah teen accused of punching a soccer referee who later died was charged Wednesday with homicide by assault, a count issued when an attack unintentionally causes death.

05/08/2013

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Soccer Ref In Coma After Punched By Teen Previously Attacked By Other Players

A longtime Utah soccer referee in a coma after being punched by a teenager during a weekend game had been attacked by other angry players before, but he continued refereeing because he loved the game, his family says.

05/03/2013

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