2008_07_miladin3.jpgAccording to the Daily News, U.S. diplomatic officials have asked the Serbian government for the return of Miladin Kovacevic by August 1. The 21-year-old is accused of beating a fellow Binghamton University student, Brooklyn resident Bryan Steinhauer, into a coma in May. Though Kovacevic was in custody, the Serbian vice consul general helped him make bail and gave him an emergency passport to flee the country. While the Serbian government has claimed it would work with the U.S. on the matter, Kovacevic has said he will not return to the U.S. and signed a contract to play basketball for a local team in Serbia.