Man Pleads Guilty to Attempted Murder and Other Charges Related to Slashing in Front of Main Place Mall

Modified: April 3, 2012 10:45am


Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita, II announced that 31 year old Hugh Hogan pleaded guilty yesterday morning before Supreme Court Justice Penny M. Wolfgang to Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, Assault in the First Degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Third Degree. These are the highest charges for which Hogan could have been convicted had he gone to trial. 

Hogan admitted that on April 20, 2011, outside of the entrance to the Main Place Mall near the Church Street train station, he slashed the throat of 25 year old Patrick Slisz of Blasdell, New York with a box cutter. 

District Attorney Sedita praises the quick response and alert observation of NFTA officers Mario Capozzi and David Krzemien, for the quick apprehension of Hogan. 

Hogan faces a maximum prison sentence of 8 -25 years when he is sentenced on April 18, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. before the Hon. Penny M. Wolfgang.