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Boca Raton man's family wants answers after deadly attack in New York

Boca Raton man's family wants answers after deadly attack in New York
Posted at 5:18 PM, Aug 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-10 17:37:17-04

An assistant basketball coach at Wake Forrest University has been put on leave after he was arrested for assault.

New York City Police had been looking for the man who punched Boca Raton resident Sandor Szabo early Sunday morning. Police say Szabo fell back and hit his dead on the pavement. He later died from a traumatic brain injury.

Jamill Jones turned himself in on Thursday. 

Szabo’s parents say they want answers. Donna Kent said her 35-year-old son was the heart of their family. 

“He was everybody’s best friend,” said Donna Kent. Her husband Bob Kent said his son loved to fish and cook. 

“He was always working on little things to try and help people,” said Bob Kent. 

Reports say Szabo was looking for his Uber ride in Queens, his phone had died and he knocked on the window of Jones’ car. Police say Jones got out and punched Szabo. 

Jones sent his condolences to the Kents saying he is a father of two. 

“Well I used to be a mother of two, and I am sorry, your condolences are a little late, you leave my son after you punch him with blood gurgling out of his mouth,” said Donna Kent.  

The Kents want to know why Jones isn’t facing more serious charges. 

The Queens District Attorney will decide if Jones will face any more charges. 

Statement from Wake Forest Athletic Communications, Friday. Aug. 10, 2018

Wake Forest Athletics Director Ron Wellman has placed assistant men’s basketball coach Jamill Jones on leave.

Wellman spoke with Jones today and he agreed that the decision is appropriate at this time given the circumstances. 

Wake Forest University expresses heartfelt condolences to Sandor Szabo’s family and friends following his tragic death.