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A loss for all

Hometown hero Bill Sager dies following May bar assault

August 1, 2014

SILVER CREEK — Former Silver Creek resident and Air National Guardsman William “Bill” Sager Jr. has died as a result of devastating head injuries he suffered during an assault at a Buffalo bar in May....

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Aug-02-14 2:37 PM

The old adage in Law is that almost any DA could get an indictment on a Ham sandwich if he chooses. There's generally only one side of a story presented. Because he's a convicted Felon, it might up the penalty for whatever he's convicted of, but not beyond the maximum for the crime he's convicted of. Proving what they must to substantiate 2nd Degree Murder or 1st Degree Manslaughter won't be a slam dunk by any means, and will have NOTHING to do with his past record, that, as I said, will only affect whatever sentence he receives. If I were on the jury, I'd never go beyond 2nd Degree manslaughter, and if the DA has a brain he'd better make that an option.

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Aug-02-14 1:02 AM

Well now Christopher, you have become an attorney overnight??? Number one he is already a convicted felon which automatically ups the ante so to speak. Number 2 he has already been charged by a grand jury with 2nd degree attempted murder. Since Mr. Sager succumbed to his severe injuries he has to go back to grand jury and will likely be charged with murder hardly a 5 to 15 yr. sentence. Wonder where the money for his atty. is coming from since Daniels is not cheap. The good doctor in Amherst must have spent a fortune trying to beat a murder charge for killing a skate boarder and claiming he didn't hit anything but hid his damaged Mercedes in his garage for several days. Enough said. Captain, there is a huge difference between a bouncer(the cops that were working) and a bar manager. Why wound one destroy evidence if they were so drunk they didn't know what they were doing as atty. claims?

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Aug-01-14 10:46 PM

Should be an eye for an eye maybe some one in prison will throw him down a flight of stairs!

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Aug-01-14 6:27 PM

If the victim was my son, a guilty verdict and jail sentence of 5-15 yrs wouldn't come close to satisfying me.

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Aug-01-14 4:57 PM

It is a crime, he will be charged, and if it's an objective charge a conviction will be obtained for 2nd Degree Manslaughter. If sentenced to the max, 5-15 years.

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Aug-01-14 4:56 PM

Being a bouncer doesn't give them the right to use excessive force when trying to remove patrons from a bar. A jury should decide whether or not excessive force was used in this matter, which ended up being a needless tragedy.

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Aug-01-14 4:18 PM

Sad? I call it a friggin' crime, and one the bouncer should be charged with.

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Aug-01-14 1:03 PM

Very sad that this happened in a social setting. Sad to think you go out for relaxation and entertainment and end up deceased.

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Aug-01-14 8:26 AM

My condolences go out to the family and friends of Bill Sager Jr. Mr. Sager, along with family and friends will be in my thoughts and prayers.

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