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Soccer Coach Stabbed to Death May Have Been Mistaken for Someone Else

Jones. Photo: The Red Bulls

Youth soccer instructor Michael Jones was brutally murdered near Union Square early on Sunday in what might have been a terrifying case of mistaken identity. Jones can be seen in surveillance footage arguing with his attacker, who police now believe was involved in an earlier, separate dispute. “There may have been a ‘discussion’ with a woman that [the suspect] met in a bar,” said Ray Kelly today, according to the Daily News. “We don’t believe at this time that the victim was involved with the fight with the perpetrator in that bar.” In the search for a motive for the stabbing, “We’re not ruling that out,” Kelly added. “It’s still a possibility.” And a horrible one at that. The killer remains at large.

Union Square Stabbing Due to Mistaken Identity?