Did semi-pro fighter Charles Sattler kill chef Blake Bostic over hot sauce?

Categories: Colorado Crimes

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Blake Bostic. More photos below.
Blake Bostic, a popular chef who worked restaurants in Summit County, stood six-feet nine-inches, making him an imposing figure -- physically, at least. But in April, he died following an apparent fight at a Frisco motel.

Recently unsealed court records reveal more about the specifics of that incident, including alleged comments by Charles Sattler, a semi-pro mixed-martial-arts fighter who's been charged in the case, about the power of his punches and the possible impetus of a disagreement with Bostic: a bottle of hot sauce.

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Charles Sattler.
Sattler hails from Michigan, where friends organized an online fundraiser that collected more than $2,000 on his behalf. An introduction on the item reads in part, "This...is all for Chuck.... I love you, man."

Likewise, Bostic was well-liked in his community. The Summit County Journal quoted numerous pals and colleagues referring to Bostic as a "gentle giant."

What happened leading up to his death?

At about 2:20 a.m. on April 14, according to an arrest affidavit obtained by the Vail Daily, Frisco Police Department personnel responded to the town's Snowshoe Motel on a report of a fight in progress.

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The Snowshoe Motel in Frisco, as seen in a Google Maps image.
Upon their arrival, they found a man later identified as Bostic laying in the Snowshoe's rear parking lot. Before long, he was found to have died as a result of his injuries.

The Summit County coroner subsequently determined the cause of death as a result of blunt force trauma to his head and neck -- the sort of injuries typically associated with a physical altercation.

A second man, Ryan Stevens, was on top of Bostic when the cops turned up. The Daily notes that he "appeared intoxicated and also displayed signs of recovering from being recently knocked unconscious."

A short time later, Sattler and a man identified as Charles Upchurch approached officers working the scene. The affidavit quotes them as saying the men had encountered the other twosome at a Frisco restaurant called Ollie's Pub & Grub before heading to the Snowshoe, where Sattler and Upchurch were staying, to drink and smoke some marijuana.

There, a fight broke out, and while the document doesn't offer specifics, Sattler mentioned Bostic selling Upchurch what's described as "several bottles of homemade habanero hot sauce or jelly."

Continue for more about the death of Blake Bostic and the arrest of Charles Sattler, including more photos.


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lewisvj
lewisvj

The photo with the fish is NOT Blake.........

cjv0618
cjv0618

You are all speaking of a man you do not know!  I am sorry for your loss of your friend but Charles is a great man also!  The most caring and gentle!  He is by no means a piece of shit!  The people that know him can guarantee that it definitely wasn't intentional!  The media sensationalizes everything! 

Vincent Smith
Vincent Smith

For real though, thats sad.....following reading the article one realizes that some freaky stuff can happen when you're angry.

Vincent Smith
Vincent Smith

Damn straight, Id hella kill someone over hot sauce

Ryan Wright
Ryan Wright

why they have a fundraiser for the guy that killed someone over hothouse and its making money .

Nick Kuramoto
Nick Kuramoto

Truly sad but makes me want to try some of that sauce

Dean
Dean

Blake was a good friend of mine. So this guy killed him over hot sauce. Self defense is bullshit, Blake was the nicest guy I knew. He didn't know how to throw the first punch, especially since he graduated from culinary school. Not a pro fighter. Not a threat to anyone. More likely to hit his own head than someone else's, Blake was like 6' 9", gentle giant. But he made great fuckin' hot sauce. Whatever this clown thought about hot sauce was obviously wrong, he probably got laughed at for saying something dumb, and blew the fuck up. Those of us that we're close to Blake have been so confused about this, charles sattler sucks, and offers nothing positive for society. What a DBag. Sorry Talz.

stanley1
stanley1

*Drops everything and plots steps to become a no-name, semi-pro "fighter", and remain a complete douchebag (now former semi-pro)12 years later*

Kodeir Ralford
Kodeir Ralford

Rest in peace Blake... Martial artists learn discipline and control, I'm sorry that some abusive asshole took you from a community that loved you. Im sorry I'll never get to share those recipes, to talk heavy metal, or talk Alaska with you again. Out of so many people in this place, I really wish it wasn't you. Fuck you, Charles Sattler.

Wes Jackson
Wes Jackson

Understandable if it was over Crystal hot sauce...

Denver Dan
Denver Dan

He should be beaten to death my other MMA fighters as punishment

Clint Jahn
Clint Jahn

So . . . what was wrong with the habernero jelly? Too spicy?

stanley1
stanley1

"You don't know who semi-professional "fighter" Sattler is?"  


These guys give even run-of-the-mill douchebags a bad name.  Hope your ass gets damage in prison, you fucking tool.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Another Marijuana Induced Homicide ...

johnrippel
johnrippel

a good man dies and a piece of shit lives....what else is new

kingram303
kingram303

Rot in jail you piece of sh*t. We'll see how tough you are in prison loser. 


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Tim Hauger
Tim Hauger

If you actually read the article eye witness accounts have the accused holding this guys head up while he lay unconscious repeatedly pounding him in the face with his fists, really hilarious shit, ya douche bags. MMA has nothing to do with this out of control knuckle dragger who just couldn't stop wailing on someone.

Luke Henderson
Luke Henderson

It really feels like trying to call this man a 'semi-pro MMA fighter' is a stretch to make the story even more sensational.

johnrippel
johnrippel

Oh yea of course holding an already unconsious man up by the collar and beating them to death isn't intentional. your the only person on this board that thinks your friend is innocent.

johnrippel
johnrippel

Holding someone up while there unconscious and beating them to death seems pretty intentional. I think everyone other then you in here can see that

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Fries Quatro Queso Dos Fritos !

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

@johnrippel 


"The affidavit quotes them as saying the men had encountered the other twosome at a Frisco restaurant called Ollie's Pub & Grub before heading to the Snowshoe, where Sattler and Upchurch were staying, to drink and smoke some marijuana.  There, a fight broke out.."


So much for "peaceful marijuana users", eh?

Loveautivity
Loveautivity

@DonkeyHotay @johnrippel  just because marijuana is mentioned does not mean it had anything to do with this. it also says alcohol, but for some reason through selective reasoning you decided to pick out the word marijuana...my sister used to do that when we would argue over chores...we were eight

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