Erie County District Attorney John Flynn

Tom Puckett
May 03, 2019 - 3:57 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Three sisters were convicted in a bench trial of attacking their elderly father. State Supreme Court Justice Christopher J. Burns has found 41-year-old Elissa Pietrocarlo, 31-year-old Grace Pietrocarlo, and 23-year-old Annabel Pietrocarlo guilty of one count of Assault in the...
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Brendan Keany
February 22, 2019 - 1:37 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn moved to vacate outstanding warrants stemming from the failure to appear in Buffalo City Court on violation and misdemeanor marijuana possession cases. This action effectively cleared the entire docket of warrants for low-level...
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November 20, 2018 - 9:07 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - The heat of the summer is only a distant memory, but the pain and anguish of a disturbing and deadly uptick in gun violence in Buffalo is still on the minds of many. The issue of gun violence and what to do about it was the subject of a town hall meeting Tuesday evening...
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Mike Baggerman
September 19, 2018 - 4:24 pm
By: Mike Baggerman & Dana Casullo BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - After serving 27 years in prison for a murder he didn't commit, Valentino Dixon is now a free man. Dixon, 48, was convicted in 1992 of second degree murder after the August 10, 1991 shooting death of 17-year-old Torriano Jackson near...
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September 14, 2018 - 12:19 pm
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - A Buffalo man was arraigned Friday on murder charges in connection with a double shooting on Hagen Street in Buffalo. 31 year old Lemuele Jackson is accused of firing multiple shots into a group of people outside a house party. 26 year old Santana Anderson was shot in the...
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Matt Moran
August 23, 2018 - 5:15 am
Last week the State Attorney General released a statement after the Pennsylvania Grand Jury reports came out that stated following: “Attorney General Underwood commends Pennsylvania Attorney General Shapiro on his investigative grand jury report, which was the result of two years of rigorous...
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Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - The city of Buffalo is calling in reinforcements when it comes to street violence. A meeting was held last week in Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown's office between city leaders and federal partners. "Buffalo Police Commissioner Byron Lockwood reached out to us", said J.P. Kennedy,...
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Tom Puckett
August 02, 2018 - 1:45 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A judge has allowed Erie County DA John Flynn to share evidence in the India Cummings case with the state Attorney General's office. This as the AG's office determines if the state has jurisdiction in the investigation into the death of the inmate. Flynn says the judge issued a...
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Corner of Best Street and Grape Street in City of Buffalo. Home on right was site of deadly shooting on July 2, 2018 which took the life of a 54-year-old Yvette Johnson and her 17-month-old grandson, Kyrie. July 3, 2018 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Matt Moran
July 30, 2018 - 5:00 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - On July 2, Yvette Johnson, 54, and her 17-month-old grandson Kyrie were killed outside their home on Grape Street. On Thursday another incident, where two men who did not suffer life threating injuries, were shot in the same location. "It's very disturbing," Erie County...
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July 17, 2018 - 11:50 am
Buffalo, N.Y. (WBEN) - The getaway driver in the 2016 Anchor Bar shooting was sentenced 20 years to life in a downtown courtroom Tuesday. Gregory Ramos was convicted in May of second degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon in connection with the death of Freddie Dizon. Ramos drove gunman...
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