SHOCK: John Bieniewicz, an adult recreation league soccer referee, died after being punched in the head by an irate player, identified as Baseel Abdul-Amir Saad.
Livonia Police say Bieniewicz died on Tuesday, after sustaining the blow to his head on Sunday at Mies Park. He had just ejected Saad from the game when disgruntled player attacked him, WXYZ reports.
Baseel Abdul-Amir Saad, who was arraigned on Monday, was charged with assault with intent to do great bodily harm. Those charges could be upgraded now that John Bieniewicz has died.
John Bieniewicz, who was a dialysis technician at Mott Children’s Hospital, leaves behind a wife and two sons.