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>Woman tells man she has AIDS, then bites him

A Goemble Avenue woman who has at least 10 prior Buffalo City Court convictions ranging from disorderly conduct to prostitution was charged with first-degree felony assault after telling a man in the emergency room of Buffalo General Hospital Wednesday afternoon she has AIDS and then biting him on the arm, Buffalo police said.

Reba Jackson, 45, was reported to have been bothering patients in the emergency room of the hospital when security was called at about 4 p.m. Security guards responded and forced her back into her room, according to reports.

The report stated that it was at that time that Jackson allegedly said she "has AIDS and wanted to give everyone around her AIDS" before proceeding to bite the victim on the right forearm, breaking the skin and causing it to bleed.

It was unclear from reports whether the man she bit was a security guard.

Besides felony assault, Jackson also was charged with misdemeanor assault and harassment.

Hospital officials said an internal investigation is under way.

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>Suspect is offered plea in love-triangle murder

Thomas Montgomery, the Cheektowaga man facing a possible life sentence for the lovers-triangle murder of a co-worker, is the subject of plea talks, Erie County District Attorney Frank J. Clark confirmed Thursday.

Amid broadcast reports of a possible plea deal in the murder of Brian M. Barrett last September, Clark stressed that such murder cases "almost always" involve pretrial plea talks. He said "no deadlines" have been imposed by his office on when Montgomery, 48, has to agree to a possible first-degree manslaughter plea carrying a mandatory prison term of at least 20 years.

Montgomery has been jailed on a second-degree murder indictment in the fatal shooting of Barrett, 22, of Lockport, in the parking lot of Dynabrade Corp. on Sheridan Drive in Clarence where both men worked. Authorities have described the murder as part of an online lovers triangle involving a middle-aged West Virginia woman who allegedly enticed both Montgomery and Barrett by posing on the Internet as an attractive 18-year-old.

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>Nine-count indictment charges child pornography

A federal grand jury in Buffalo has returned a nine-count indictment on child pornography charges against a Frewsburg man, U.S. Attorney Terrance P. Flynn reports.

Raymond Mason, 34, is accused of taking six sexually explicit Polaroid photos of a child and of attempting to purchase child pornography through the mail. The case was prosecuted under Project Safe Childhood, which helps protect children from on-line exploitation and abuse.

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>Ex-wife fired at man, hit door, police report

A Buffalo woman has been charged with pointing a revolver at her ex-husband and pulling the trigger several times until a bullet struck the front door of his Landon Street house, police reported. The man was not injured.

Annette Brown, 45, is accused in the incident, which happened at 12:20 a.m. Tuesday, police said. The woman then walked down the street and pointed a revolver in the face of another man and repeatedly pulled the trigger, according to police reports.

Ferry-Fillmore District Officers Thomas Whelan and Patrick McDonald responded to Brown's Landon Street home, which is several doors away from her former husband.

Police said she refused to open the door for the officers and then ran through the house. Whelan and McDonald arrested her at her home after she was was forcibly subdued and handcuffed.

They charged her with reckless endangerment, menacing, criminal possession of a weapon, obstructing governmental administration and resisting arrest.

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>Woman in argument suffers multiple stab wounds

A Shumway Street woman was treated late Wednesday in Erie County Medical Center and released after she suffered multiple stab wounds in an argument with a Fillmore Avenue woman on Paderewski Street, Buffalo police said.

Shaunequa Chestnut, 21, argued with Gloriette Page, 20, of Fillmore Avenue, at about 6:30 p.m. Page is accused of stabbing her several times in the back.

Page was charged with felony assault and violating an order of protection, according to Michael J. DeGeorge, Buffalo police spokesman.

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>Man given 34 months for phone use in drug deal

A Buffalo man was sentenced to 34 months in prison Thursday after he admitted in March in federal court that he used a telephone to commit a drug felony, U.S. Attorney Terrance P. Flynn reported.

Maure Graham, 30, was arrested Aug. 3, 2004, by special agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration, according to Assistant U.S. Attorney Mary Clare Kane. Graham was one of about 35 people arrested for using the telephone to make arrangements to meet a crack supplier to buy crack cocaine, authorities said.

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