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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…

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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…

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 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 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 man accused of providing a gun that was used in a fatal September shooting has been arraigned in State Supreme Court on an indictment charging him with second-degree murder, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Anthony Moore, 19, also was charged with one count of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon. On Sept. 28, 2018, 20-year-…

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A 30-year-old Buffalo man Monday pleaded guilty to first-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and second-degree criminal possession of a weapon in State Supreme Court, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Prosecutors said Marquel Alexander faces a maximum of 20 years in prison when sentenced May 16. On July 18, 2017, according to t…

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A man who in March 2018 used a firearm to force a woman to remain in his apartment before choking her into unconsciousness pleaded guilty Friday in State Supreme Court to third-degree criminal possession of a weapon and second-degree attempted strangulation, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Prosecutors said 44-year-old James Horace, of Lackawanna…

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A man who attempted to bribe the victim he robbed and beat into not testifying against him pleaded guilty Wednesday to two felony charges in State Supreme Court, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Prosecutors said 29-year-old Jerome Parsons, of Buffalo, pleaded guilty to second-degree attempted robbery and attempted bribing of a witness on the day …

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A 20-year-old Buffalo woman was sentenced Wednesday in State Supreme Court for her role in the July 2016 beating death of a popular, beloved Buffalo restaurant owner. Dalene T. McIlwain was sentenced to 12 years in prison, followed by five years of post-release supervision, by State Supreme Court Justice Russell P. Buscaglia, according to the Erie County District Attorn…

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An Amherst man pleaded guilty Monday in State Supreme Court to second-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Prosecutors said Adriane Harris, 38, faces a maximum 15 years in prison when he is sentenced May 2 on the three felonies. On…

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A man accused of beating his grandmother to death was arraigned Wednesday on a second-degree murder charge before State Supreme Court Justice Christopher J. Burns, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Prosecutors said that on Dec. 23, 2018, Alec M. Swiderski, 30, of Buffalo beat and strangled to death his grandmother, 74-year-old Pamela Toy. Swide…

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A Buffalo man who burglarized nine gas stations in three counties over a 10-day period was committed Friday to an indeterminate sentence of 8 to 16 years in prison by State Supreme Court Justice M. William Boller, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. The District Attorney's Office said between Oct. 17 and Oct. 27, 2017, James Trala, 31, and his half-…

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A Buffalo man was found guilty of second-degree murder Monday in connection with a fatal March shooting on Buffalo's East Side, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Jonathen Malone Jr., 20, was convicted on the charge by State Supreme Court Justice Christopher J. Burns in the March 22 shooting death of 26-year-old Dimitris Morgan on East Delavan Aven…

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A Buffalo man pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of first-degree manslaughter in a fatal shooting before New York State Supreme Court Justice Christopher J. Burns, according to the Erie County District Attorney's Office. Dominic Vereen, 24, admitted that on June 21 he fatally shot 24-year-old Dennis Thompson inside a residence on Wright Avenue in the city's Kensingto…