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A Buffalo man who was found guilty of second-degree murder in a fatal July 14, 2018, shooting has been sentenced by Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case to 25 years to life in prison, according to the Erie County District Attorney’s Office. The jury also found 28-year-old Montek Mastin guilty of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon on Dec.

A Buffalo man was arraigned Wednesday on murder charges in Tuesday’s shooting death of a man in Buffalo’s Riverside neighborhood, the Erie County District Attorney’s Office announced Thursday. Juan Ayala-Colon, 26, was arraigned before Buffalo City Court Judge Barbara Johnson-Lee on second-degree murder charges. Prosecutors say Ayala-Colon fatally shot 25-year-old Norbert Guzman Tapia outside of an apartment on Upper

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The family of Rachael Wierzbicki was incensed when her alleged killer was freed on bail. If Shane Casado’s new attorneys have their way, Casado will again be out of jail. Defense lawyers will make the application at the motion return date of July 29, defense attorney Teo X. Siguenza said during a pretrial hearing Tuesday morning before State Supreme

A Buffalo man has been arraigned in Erie County Court on an indictment charging him with second-degree murder in an early morning homicide that occurred Aug. 22, 2018, in the 400 block of Seventh Street in Buffalo, according to the Erie County District Attorney’s Office. Prosecutors said 26-year-old Edwin Vazquez stabbed 47-year-old Manuel Medina multiple times. Medina later died

A Buffalo teenager who pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for her role in the 2017 beating and stabbing death of her step-grandfather was sentenced Thursday to 20 years to life in prison by Erie County Court Judge Kenneth F. Case. The lawyer for 18-year-old Alexandria Heath sought a lighter sentence for his client, who he described as as having an

A Buffalo man convicted of second-degree murder and other charges was sentenced Wednesday to 50 years to life in prison by Erie County Court Judge Sheila A. DiTullio, according to the District Attorney’s Office. In December, a jury found 25-year-old Tong Rieang, of Buffalo, guilty of murder in the second degree, attempted murder in the second degree, second-degree criminal

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A Buffalo man Friday was sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for the murder of his girlfriend’s step-grandfather. Romaine Jirdon, 20, admitted to acting in concert with his girlfriend, Alexandria Heath, in killing Thomas Heath, 58, of Buffalo by beating and stabbing him on Nov. 17, 2017. The attack took place in Thomas Heath’s West Ferry Street

A Chautauqua County grand jury has handed up a second-degree murder indictment against a man who was recently apprehended by Jamestown Police. The man was indicted in alleged connection with the death of a man who was found last month lying in the middle of the street with a gunshot wound to his head, according to Jamestown Police. David

A Buffalo man whose attempt to flee a Buffalo police officer resulted in a fatal car accident was arraigned on a second-degree manslaughter charge Tuesday in State Supreme Court, according to the Erie County District Attorney’s office. Kevon Walker, 28, also was charged with first-degree attempted assault and unlawfully fleeing a police officer in a motor vehicle in the

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