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Miladin Kovacevic accepts plea deal

Updated: September 14, 2010, 4:42 PM ET
Associated Press

BELGRADE, Serbia -- Lawyers reached a plea bargain Tuesday under which a Serb college basketball player charged with beating an American student into a coma would serve about two years in prison in his homeland, potentially ending a case that had strained relations with the U.S.

The victim's family denounced the deal as too lenient and said Serb prosecutors should reconsider it.

Under the agreement, 23-year-old Miladin Kovacevic would plead guilty to the brutal beating of Bryan Steinhauer ...

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