Wake Forest assistant basketball coach charged with assault

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  1. GBurdell

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    Charges could be upgraded to murder.
     
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    Apparently the victim was drunk and banging on Jones' car outside a hotel, looking for an Uber he had called for. It probably depends on what transpired after Jones got out of his car that led to the punch, but I think a good lawyer will be able to make a case for self-defense. Fleeing the scene after knocking a guy out will be hard to explain, though.

    https://pix11.com/2018/08/08/man-in...wedding-dies-after-being-punched-in-the-face/

    17 year-old witness:

    "Me and the man, we picked him up and leaned him against a car so he would stop choking on his blood until the ambulance came," the witness said.
     
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    Any recruits we can steal from this?
     
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    BuzzLaw where have all the average people gone

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    Yeah. I don’t know if the guy would get charged with murder in a place like Florida, but this is New York
     
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    That story leaves a lot to the imagination in terms of what happened to provoke the punch. If he literally just hopped out and cold-cocked the guy knocking on his car window, he should definitely go down for at least manslaughter.
     
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    That seems a stretch. Malice aforethought etc.?
     
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    That’s what the article said, and I thought the same thing. But, felony battery plus a death equals felony murder
     
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    I do like the felony murder rule... but this sounds like voluntary manslaughter at worst.

    And in Ga (at least) felony battery is very hard to establish and doesn’t fit these facts.