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Soccer Ref Dies After Being Assaulted - Possible Murder Charge?

A 46 year old Utah soccer referee recently died after being assaulted by a 17 year old player in a recreational soccer league. The 17 year old disagreed with the referee's issuance of a yellow car and showed his displeasure by punching  the ref one time in the head. The ref initially complained of being dizzy, but the ref's health progressivley declined as he was transported to the hospital, slipped into a coma and died. The juvenile was taken to a detention facility after being charged with Aggravated Assault.