Frisco, Colo. (CBS4) – The first murder investigation in Frisco in years has rocked the community in Summit County.
Victim Blake Bostic, 38, was an avid outdoorsman often leaving Colorado in the summer to teach fishing in Alaska. While spending winters in Colorado he was a chef at a restaurant at the base of Copper Mountain.
“It’s a shock. When I first heard about it I didn’t think it was real. It still doesn’t seem real,” said Bostic’s employer Ryan Worthen.
Worthen says his whole staff has taken Bostic’s death very hard.
“He worked for me the night that it happened. Say ‘bye’ to a guy and you think you’re going to see him in the morning,” said Worthen.
Suspect Charles Sattler is accused of murder and assault. The 42-year-old is originally from Oxford, Mich., but has recently been working construction in Denver.
Authorities say a fight between the two men spilled out of a motel room in Frisco.
Prosecutors say Sattler didn’t use a weapon and may claim self-defense, but added there’s significant evidence to prove he committed the act of violence.
“Definitely justice needs to be served in this case. He was a great guy, wouldn’t hurt a flea,” said Worthen.
Police still haven’t released a motive for the case and another man who was injured in the fight was released from the hospital Tuesday morning.