Wake Forest University basketball coach charged in death of NYC tourist

Rex Christensen
August 10, 2018

Wake Forest assistant coach Jamill Jones has been charged with assault in the case of a Queens attack that led to the death of a Florida tourist, according to The New York Post.

Investigators say Jamill Jones, 35, punched Sandor Szabo, also 35, in the head following a confrontation early Sunday.

Szabo later died as a result of his injuries at a NY hospital.

He died in an area hospital on Tuesday.

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According to NBC New York, Szabo had knocked on Jones' auto window, mistaking the vehicle for his Uber ride. Jones then got out and punched him in the face before fleeing the scene. Sources told the paper that Szabo was intoxicated and banging on cars outside his brother's hotel while looking for a ride that he had called. The Post reported that Szabo was "apparently drunk" at the time of the incident and had already punched a local resident who had come outside to see who was causing such a ruckus.

"We have just been made aware of this matter and we are gathering information", Wake Forest said in a statement released Thursday evening.

Jones joined the Demon Deacons staff last May after previous jobs at UCF, VCU and Florida Gulf Coast.

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