Evening News Briefing
Written by Dan Fischer on April 18, 2018
The woman found murdered in a Town of Batavia motel room on Monday has been identified.
She is 58 year old Sheri C Butler. She died from a puncture wound to the neck.
The murderweapon is unknown, but it severed her carotid artery and caused the woman to bleed to death.
Butler lived at the Sunset Motel for some time something Chief Deputy Jerome Brewster hopes that may help the investigation
Deputies said law enforcement was familiar with Butler. They first encountered her in January 2014.
Late this afternoon the sheriff’s office reported that Butler’s family had been located and informed of her murder.
Field preparations are on hold as the Batavia Muckdogs get ready for the 2018 season.
Muckdogs General Manager Dave Chase the organization is gaining momentum as they gear up for another season of professional baseball in Batavia.
The Muckdogs have a new working phone number. It is 483 – DOGS.
Tickets for the June 18th opening are expected to go on sale around May 1st.
People getting out of jail on parole in New York State will now be able to vote. Governor Cuomo signed an executive order today giving parolees the right to vote. Cuomo says it’s unconscionable to deny voting to people who have paid their debt and have re-entered society. There are roughly 35,000 New Yorkers on parole right now who cannot vote.
The bishop of Buffalo’s Catholic diocese is selling the mansion he lives in to help pay victims of sexually abusive priests.
Bishop Malone has said that no donations will be used to settle sex abuse claims. The diocese says settlements will be paid for by the sale of properties, insurance coverage and investment reserves