HOUSTON Jurors in Harris County have convicted a man of misdemeanor assault for punching a high school soccer coach who later died after his head hit the pavement.
Man who killed Stratford High School coach with one punch gets 1 year in jail
The Houston Chronicle reports Ronald Newman was found guilty Monday in the January 2011 attack on Stratford High s Christopher Matthews. The 53-year-old Newman was sentenced to one year in jail.
Matthews, the girls soccer coach, had been celebrating a victory at a restaurant with friends, colleagues and his wife. He was walking the mother of one of the team members to her car when that woman s husband, Newman, confronted him.Newman punched the 33-year-old Matthews, who died at the hospital days after losing consciousness.
Newman s wife had requested a restraining order against him in 2002 after a family violence incident.
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