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Basil pleads not guilty to Molly's Pub attack

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Former Molly's Pub manager Jeffrey Basil has been arraigned in connection with the attack that seriously injured William Sager Jr. in May. Prosecutors allege Basil pushed Sager down a flight of stairs inside the bar May 11. The 28-year-old Air National Guardsmen suffered a serious head injury has been in a coma at ECMC ever since.

Basil pleaded not guilty Friday to Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, Assault and Tampering with Evidence.

Bail was set at $75,000. Basil's attorney, Joel Daniels, said he expects his client will make bail and be released later today.

If convicted, Basil could face up to 25 years in prison.

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