Man Arraigned in Mother's Death

Gus Oldham is accused of shooting his mother just before Christmas

Tom Puckett
March 04, 2019 - 1:40 pm

Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A Buffalo man has been arraigned on a charge of shooting his mother just before Christmas.

39-year-old Gus D. Oldham of Buffalo was arraigned before Erie County Court Judge Susan Eagan on an indictment charging him with one count of Murder in the Second Degree, a Class “A” felony, and one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, a Class “C” felony. He's accused of fatally shooting his mother, 57-year-old Cheneta Oldham, at their home on Vernon Place in the City of Buffalo on or about December 23, 2018.

The matter is scheduled to return on June 5 at 9:30 AM. He remains in custody with the Erie County Sheriff’s Office and is committed to a psychiatric facility in Rochester because the Erie County Department of Mental Health determined he is currently incompetent to understand the nature of the criminal proceedings.

If convicted on all charges, he faces a maximum of 25 years to life in prison.

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