Parents of man killed by punch say condolences ‘too late’
NEW YORK (AP) — The parents of a Florida man who died after he was punched by an assistant basketball coach at Wake Forest University say they don’t accept the coach’s condolences.
Bob and Donna Kent tell NBC’s “Today” show that the coach, Jamill Jones, should have tried to save their son Sandor Szabo’s life after punching him early Sunday.
Police say Szabo banged on Jones’ SUV window, apparently thinking the vehicle was his Uber ride.
They say Jones got out, punched Szabo and sped off. Szabo fell and hit his head. He was taken off life support Tuesday.
Jones was arraigned on an assault charge Thursday. He expressed his condolences through his lawyer.
Jones’ lawyer called Szabo’s death “a tragic accident.”
Donna Kent says Jones’ condolences are “are a little bit too late.”