Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case sentenced an Amherst man to 25 years to life in prison for killing his roommate's boyfriend.
A jury deliberated about one hour before finding Dydisci Martin guilty of second-degree murder for fatally shooting 48-year-old Leon "Bruno" Nelson Jr. and hiding his body in the basement of the home on May Street in Buffalo on July 28, 2017.
“This was a senseless crime and I hope the family of Mr. Nelson feels that justice was served today,” Erie County District Attorney John Flynn said in a news release.
Martin had moved into the apartment in January 2017, subletting a room from a woman who was Nelson’s girlfriend. Nelson's body was found July 31 in the basement of the May Street property. He had been shot in the head.