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.