Prosecutors cap Chauncey Hardy case

Updated: December 5, 2011, 8:54 AM ET
Associated Press

BUCHAREST, Romania -- Romanian prosecutors say they have completed the investigation into the death of American basketball player Chauncey Hardy, who was fatally beaten in a Romanian bar.

Ionut Adrian Tanasoaia has been arrested pending a trial in the case.

Prosecutors say Tanasoaia punched Hardy on Oct. 9 in a bar in the southern town of Giurgiu, where the American was playing for the local team. Hardy fell on the floor, suffering severe brain injuries and two neck fractures. The 23-year-old basketball player died after surgery in a Bucharest hospital.

Prosecutors say they have submitted the paperwork to court. No date has been set for the start of the trial.

Hardy played basketball at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn.


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