A 29-year-old Buffalo man has pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter a week before jury selection in his murder trial was to begin, the Erie County District Attorney's Office announced Monday.
Raquise Bryant of Buffalo faces a maximum of 25 years in prison when sentenced by Erie County Judge Sheila A. DiTullio on Nov. 29.
Bryan fatally stabbed 29-year-old Raheem Malone of Buffalo one time in the chest at about 10:30 p.m. on Sept. 24, 2016, in the vicinity of 1780 Genesee St.
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn commended the Buffalo Police Homicide Division, including detectives Timothy Salamone and Terrance Supples, as well as New York State Police Investigator Kevin Kendall.
Assistant District Attorney Michael D. Smith of the DA’s Homicide Bureau prosecuted the case.