An American basketball player is dead – after a club dance lead a jealous boyfriend to vicioulsy beat him.
The Mediafax news agency reported that Ionut Adrian Tanasoaia attacked Chauncey Hardy because he wanted to dance with Tanasoaia’s girlfriend.
Hardy, 23, was left with severe head injuries and was in a coma when he was admitted to the hospital.
Chauncey Hardy died after suffering two heart attacks and undergoing surgery following the beating.
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of a fine young man who had his life cut short at such a young age while he was overseas doing something he loved,”
Sacred Heart Athletic Director C. Donald Cook said in a statement.
Tanasoaia turned himself in to police on Monday.
Hardy played for CSS Giurgiu in southern Romania and was celebrating a victory over rival Dinamo Bucharest in Giurgiu when several members of a gang were reported to have attacked him.
‘This is a terrible tragedy and we are saddened as a University and a basketball program,’
Sacred Heart men’s basketball coach Dave Bike said in a statement.
What a horrible tragedy! I’m hoping that the authorities over in Romania will be able to fully persecute the culprit.
People a harmless dance with another person in should NOT be a threat to your relationship.
What are the boundaries in your relationship?
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