Gunman, Getaway Driver Convicted in Homicide

Pair found guilty in the death of 28 year old Dion Donald

WBEN Newsroom
December 23, 2019 - 2:38 pm

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A jury convicted two men in connection with a homicide in 2018.

A jury found 28-year-old Montek Mastin of Buffalo guilty of second degree murder and criminal possession of weapon and 24-year-old Jamal Young of Buffalo of criminal possession of a weapon. He was acquitted of murder.

On July 14, 2018, at approximately 7:00 p.m., Mastin shot 28-year-old Dion Donald, multiple times with a handgun as he was seated in the passenger seat of a parked vehicle at a gas station on the corner of Genesee Street and Crossman Avenue in the City of Buffalo. Donald died from his injuries at ECMC. Young, who was charged as an accomplice to the crime, was the driver of the vehicle that drove away from the scene of the homicide.

Both defendants were found guilty on December 19, 2019 after approximately 9 hours of deliberation following a nearly two week trial.

Mastin faces a maximum of 25 years to life in prison and Young faces a maximum of 15 years in prison when they are sentenced before Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case on Friday, January 31, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. Both remain held without bail.

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