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Coach who attacked umpire over a darkness call pleads guilty

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Newark, N.J. -

A New Jersey Little League coach admits to attacking an umpire who wouldn't call a game because of darkness in 2011.

Henry Milstrey,of Newark, pleaded guilty to assault while a jury was deliberating his fate on Wednesday following a two-week trial.

Prosecutors say the 46 year old Milstrey was upset that the umpire, 51 year old Robert Waters, would not call the game due to darkness.  It is believed that Milstrey called for help and approximately 16 men assaulted 51 year old Robert Waters in Newark's Vailsburg Park.

Waters, who was president of the Newark Little League, suffered a fractured skull, hearing loss, and lost a tooth during the attack.

The Essex County Prosecutor's Office says Milstrey would have faced up to 10 years in prison if he had been convicted by the jury.

Sentencing is scheduled for August.

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