Share this article

print logo

Buffalo man admits killing woman who was friends with his uncle

Shortly before his case was to go to trial, a Buffalo man admitted in State Supreme Court that he killed an innocent woman last summer while he was trying to find someone else at her home.

Michael Holley, 22, of Sprenger Street pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter Monday morning in the shotgun death of Glendyln M. Kinnitt, 54.

On July 24, Holley had been in Kinnitt’s house with his uncle, who was a friend of the victim. According to prosecutors, after Holley left he suspected that his uncle had taken something from him during the visit and returned with a shotgun to confront him. The uncle wasn’t there, but somehow Holley shot Kinnitt while she was seated on her couch.

Kinnitt, who was known as Marie or Ree, was not acquainted with Holley before the day she was killed, according to her family.

Justice M. William Boller set Holley’s sentencing for June 6.