Buffalo Man Pleads Guilty to Attempted Assault in Violent Felony Case

(WNY News Now) – A Buffalo man entered a guilty plea to one count of Attempted Assault in the First Degree, a Class “C” violent felony, as announced by Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn.

Buffalo – 36-year-old Richard C. Frazier of Buffalo, admitted his guilt in a case of assault. On the night of April 14, 2023, at around 11:00 p.m., Frazier attacked a 29-year-old man near the NFTA Metro Rail Station on East Utica Street in Buffalo. Using his fists and a wooden board, Frazier repeatedly assaulted the victim, leaving him unconscious with severe head and jaw injuries.

The victim, who had no prior connection to Frazier, was discovered the following morning and rushed to Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) by ambulance. Fortunately, the victim is in the process of recovery, but the traumatic incident has left him with lasting physical harm.

Frazier now awaits sentencing, with a potential prison term of up to 15 years looming over him. His sentencing is on Monday, December 11, 2023, at 9:30 a.m., while he remains in custody without bail.

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