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A 25-year-old Buffalo woman was found guilty Friday of first-degree manslaughter in the Sept. 30 stabbing death of her 20-year-old boyfriend following a four-day trial, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. A jury in State Supreme Court determined that Taylor Partlow stabbed Miguel Wyatt of West Seneca multiple times in the chest during an early morni…

Buffalo

A Buffalo man pleaded guilty Wednesday in Erie County Court to second-degree attempted criminal possession of a weapon, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Prosecutors said that 23-year-old Brandon Brailey-Brooks was the driver of a vehicle that was stopped at about 11:30 p.m. on Aug. 28, 2018, by a Buffalo police officer on patrol at Suffolk Street…

Crime

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 …

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A Lancaster police officer has been charged with reckless operation of a boat in connection with an accident on Lake Erie that killed a Lancaster Middle School teacher who was a passenger on the boat, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Michael Cronin, 46, was arraigned in Buffalo City Court on the misdemeanor and on one count of imprudent speed…

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The 73-year-old Hamburg man was on a computer in his kitchen on Sept. 9, 2017, when his wife accused him of defiling her name to a friend. That's when his three daughters attacked. One daughter choked him from behind, forced him to the ground and stole $1,100 from his pocket. Then the other two joined in and kicked and punched him, according to Erie County District Atto…

Amherst

An Amherst man who pleaded guilty to drugs and weapons possession charges has been sentenced in State Supreme Court to a five-year prison sentence, followed by five years of post-release supervision, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Prosecutors said that on May 7, 2018, narcotics officers from the Erie County Sheriff's Office executed search warr…

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A Buffalo man admitted to a felony charge of attempting to engage in sexual conduct with a woman while she was asleep, the Erie County District Attorney's Office announced Monday. Robert Blaszyk, 54, pleaded guilty Friday to one count of first-degree attempted criminal sexual act, a Class C violent felony, before Acting Erie County Court Judge James A. W. McLeod. Bla…

Cheektowaga

A 65-year-old Cheektowaga man who allegedly attempted on multiple occasions to engage in sexual conduct with two underage girls pleaded guilty Tuesday in State Supreme Court to two counts of second-degree attempted course of sexual conduct against a child, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Prosecutors said the charges against Michael Henry are fel…

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A Buffalo man pleaded guilty to first-degree attempted rape for a 2016 incident in downtown Buffalo, the Erie County District Attorney's Office announced Monday. Julian Williamson, 24, pleaded guilty Friday before State Supreme Court Justice M. William Boller. Prosecutors said that the defendant admitted that on Aug. 11, 2016, at approximately 2 a.m., he attempted to…

Crime

A Buffalo man pleaded guilty Friday to one count of first-degree course of sexual conduct against a child before State Supreme Court Justice M. William Boller, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Prosecutors said 29-year-old Leon Chatmon admitted that, starting in late 2018 and into early 2019, he engaged in sexual conduct with an underage girl over…

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A felony hearing was held Friday for a 20-year-old Buffalo man charged in a series of fires set early Tuesday while he allegedly burglarized five garages in the city's Elmwood Village area. According to the Erie County District Attorney's Office, Nathan Wasyl was charged in city court with five counts of third-degree arson, five counts of first-degree reckless endangerm…

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A 19-year-old woman who fatally stabbed another woman at an East Side Buffalo house party has pleaded guilty in State Supreme Court to first-degree manslaughter, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Prosecutors Wednesday said Areyona Favors of Buffalo faces a maximum of 25 years in prison when she is sentenced May 13. Favors, who remains held with…

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A Buffalo woman who admitted she coerced four teenage boys into committing five bank robberies on her behalf has been sentenced in Erie County Court to four to 12 years in prison, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Between Aug. 21 and Sept. 27, 2017, 25-year-old Alexis Rose coaxed the teenagers to rob banks in Amherst, Buffalo and Depew. Prosecu…

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A Buffalo man has admitted guilt in connection to injuring his 2-month-old daughter in the fall of 2017, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Prosecutors said 18-year-old Ziaire Davis pleaded guilty Monday before Erie County Court Judge Susan Eagan to first-degree assault, a violent felony and the highest charge in the indictment against him. Davi…

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An Amherst man pleaded guilty Thursday before Erie County Court Judge Susan Eagan to one count of course of sexual conduct against a child, a violent felony, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Prosecutors said 65-year-old Anthony Mendola admitted to engaging in a course of sexual conduct over a period of time between 2015 and 2017, which included c…