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The aggressor of former American basketball player Chauncey Hardey was sentenced to five years in jail, Gourgiu Court decided yesterday (Weds).
Ionut Adrian Tanasoaia was accused of hitting the basketball player in the face with his fist, and then the American collapsed and died.
Tanasoaia admitted to judges that he had hit Chauncey Hardy in a club in Giurgiu.
The decision can be appealed against.
The prosecutors' indictment reads that the aggressor, who was in a disco in Giurgiu, southern Romania, in the night of 8 to 9 October last year, and drunk, was involved in a spontaneous conflict with the basketball player. Tanasoaia hit Hardy with his fist in the face, sending him to the floor. Following the impact, the victim suffered severe head injuries, which led to his death.
The forensic report said the American citizen's death was violent, a direct cause of the head injuries suffered.
The report states Chauncey Hardy had not taken drugs and the alcohol in his blood was 0.6 grams per litre.
Chauncey Hardy, 23, player for Giurgiu basketball team, was beaten to death in a club in Giurgiu on 9 October.
Chauncey Hardy's body was repatriated and buried back home in the United States.
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