Friends, family remember Stratford HS coach at memorial service

Chris Matthews remains in critical condition after being beaten in a restaurant parking lot.

February 5, 2011 8:07:57 PM PST
A public memorial service was held Saturday afternoon for a local high school coach and teacher who was killed after an attack in a restaurant parking lot.

Chris Matthews was punched by 51-year-old Ronald Newman after police say he was escorting Newman's wife to her car. The coach suffered a brain injury when he fell from the blow. Newman is charged with aggravated assault.

The memorial was held at Grace Presbyterian Church on Ella Lee Lane.