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Fox News alert on the death of a soccer -- Who died after a player punched him for issuing a penalty.
Fox News -- just -- that police investigators will meet tomorrow with lawyers from the DA's office in Salt Lake City, Utah.
And decide whether additional charges are in order against the seventeen year old player who's now facing charges of aggravated assault.
Adam -- picks up the story from there -- Yeah -- not not too much of a surprise it's gonna happen out of -- refereeing has passed away he died on Saturday roughly one week after he was attacked he'd given a yellow card to a player when you do that and soccer you looked down to write the player's name and number in a booking Casey was to get a second yellow card.
As he was booking that player riding his name daddy got punched in the side of the head by that player.
He would eventually fall into a coma -- be taken to the hospital and then -- again.
On Saturday evening he was a father he was a grandfather will now we're told by a solid city police office that they will meet tomorrow with lawyers from the district attorney's office or screen the case.
Following that meeting the DA's office then we'll determine what if any additional charges will be made it gives a seventeen year old accused of assaulting -- slippery Ricardo port deal.
It also come at some point tomorrow.
Again we're not using his name of course because of the seventeen year old is they've not been released publicly anyway.
-- right now you cities facing aggravated assault again these charges are expected to be increased.
Whether it be one -- -- more Megan that will all be determined to get that meeting is tomorrow wolf course.
Give you updates -- that.
Comes back to us -- Adam -- thank you so what -- they -- that's on the docket in today's Kelly's -- joining me now to discuss it.
These -- Fox News legal analyst and mark -- -- former prosecutor now defense attorney.
At least they could upgrade these charges to manslaughter.
They could that actually upgrade them to murder -- then you're looking at intent and it.
It can from what we know there was no intent to cause death so that would be a second degree murder charge you can't have premeditated murder without intent.
So second degree would be the number one -- -- Levy.
I think it also voluntary manslaughter not involuntary manslaughter but voluntary manslaughter.
Meaning he caught -- precipitated the actions that cause this man's death and could never should have known that that punch in the head would lead to his -- yes it's very very serious.
Aggregate ever made an assault is not enough -- -- What do you make of it mark -- not in no way to justify this kids this seventeen year old behavior but.
Is it foreseeable is it should be -- known that a punch in the head it was likely to cause death.
Let me before -- answer let me just say this if I'm representing him and I have and I continue to represent 171615.
Year old who -- -- -- -- things.
The first thing I do on a case like this is I let him reach out to the family and let them know how sorry he isn't in no way.
Do you intend that to occur it's not a who done -- so it's just a question of what's -- what's gonna happen.
I don't think first of all this was intentional he didn't mean to kill -- the obviously intended to harm him and for that it should be held accountable.
I also the defense played don't go in and say he shouldn't be held responsible for -- that he should the question is what the appropriate penalty and I looked at you toss -- -- I would try probably unsuccessfully but I would try at least initially to get them the -- that negligent homicide in which although a misdemeanor couldn't.
Make him go to jail for up to a year that's if his actions were negligent and.
And it caused no enough but I I'm looking at Utah statute of well you're talking involuntary manslaughter or do you Tom -- It's something that occurred at at something unusual Kirch provoke a person the provocation of course was that yellow card a soccer game.
That's what that's what started this whole thing.
That fits under the you talk voluntary manslaughter along which again is a step down from second degree murder but it's way above up -- me -- I wanna talk.
-- this of his -- Was 46 years old and many young man right with the family and he suffered he suffered a great deal after that punch before he died.
We'll take that and a cash account next.
So do they take the amount of suffering into account when they decide what to do here because they say the poor man seemed fine at first.
And he asks to be held because he felt so dizzy sat down started vomiting blood.
Wound up lying on the ground in the fetal position.
Was in a lot of pain feeling -- next thing you know slips into a coma and has swelling in his brains which killed at least yes.
Of course the prosecutor takes that into consideration absolutely.
And the daughter was there the -- withholding its hand when he went -- in this comment and then eventually died he was a week in a coma Megan.
-- for the prosecutor takes -- perspective the other -- the prosecutors and has taken the perspective is that the teenager the assailant was nowhere to be Fallon all of this happened who left the scene.
-- -- -- -- mark you look at the look at -- that Natasha Richardson you know who was who died.
After a ski injury where she just bumped her head and she was laughing and -- -- -- thereafter so you could make the argument look it's foreseeable -- strikes someone in the head with force.
And this kid was said to be -- bigger than the -- it's foreseeable that it could be fatal on the other hand.
It was probably 99% of punches to not result in death.
That's correct and let me just say this you know this guys around my same age also three kids I feel for him.
But this kid was seventeen years old.
Their brains are still developing another frontal lobes governing reasoning and judgment still not fully formed that does not mean he's not held responsible -- advocating that he's held responsible.
But in no way should he plausibly be analogy -- To an older person who might have a better idea that could cause that -- seventeen years old that's not a kid anymore and he took someone's life fighting authentic -- -- say give them a detention and a -- on the right.
What he did it because we're confident in -- -- -- ask you this quickly does this case change.
The weight people need to be thinking about future acts of violence in the future bar fights did they just change.
Because right now you punch somebody in a bar again now after this -- yes.
Yet you and that it's foreseeable you're at you're absolutely foreseeable you hit someone in the -- At a bar at a soccer game that what ever used to come and I had that -- with unstable that could -- and it -- got to run our break I got I had brilliant part of what.
Gotta go start our apologies -- --
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