Humberto Munoz Castro, the gunman who killed Colombian soccer star Andres Escobar after the player’s blunder in a game against the United States, was sentenced Friday to 43 years in prison.
Escobar’s own-goal helped eliminate Colombia from the World Cup last year.
A high school soccer star who survived a near-fatal traffic accident last year died a week after suffering a heart attack on the field. Leighton Langston, 18, had been in a coma since he collapsed during a game June 23 at Boca Ciega High School in St. Petersburg, Fla., which he attended. An organ-transplant team was standing by when Langston’s life support equipment was stopped late Thursday night at Seminole’s University General Hospital.