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North Adams Man Charged with Murder in 2017 Stabbing
02:20PM / Tuesday, July 02, 2024
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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — A North Adams man has been charged with murder after the death of a man he stabbed seven years ago. 
Travis T. Perras, 31, was indicted last week on a charge of first degree murder in the death of Charles Sauer of North Adams. He entered a plea of not guilty before Judge John Agostini on Thursday and was ordered held without bail. 
Perras pleaded guilty in 2018 of stabbing Sauer, then 51, the year before. 
Sauer worked for Domino's Pizza in North Adams and was delivering a pizza to a Union Street address called in by Perras on the night of July 14, 2017, when he was attacked and stabbed multiple times in an attempted robbery. He was found in his vehicle after calling 911 and taken to Berkshire Medical Center in Pittsfield in critical condition. 
He identified Perras, who was arrested a few days later. Perras was sentenced to four to six years in prison for armed assault with intent to rob and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon; an intent to murder charge was dropped.
Sauer, a Mount Anthony Union High graduate, died Feb. 16, 2023, at age 55.
The grand jury's indictment reads that Perras' assault and intent to murder Sauer "did kill and murder him (upon his death on 02/16/2023)."
A pretrial hearing for Perras has been scheduled for Dec. 17. 
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