murder

Keona Owens (Photo via Erie County DA Office)
Tom Puckett
June 28, 2019 - 1:44 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A woman convicted for her role in killing her toddler is going to prison. 23-year-old Keona Owens was sentenced to 25 years to life after being found guilty of fatally beating her son, 2 ½-year-old Xavion Hazzard, by beating him inside their home on Weaver Street on July 17th of...
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Tom Puckett
June 19, 2019 - 4:18 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A Town of Tonawanda man has been indicted on a second degree murder charge in the death of his girlfriend. 51 year old Mario Turner, Sr. is accused of fatally shooting 49-year-old Renee Taschetta at their apartment on Dumas Place in the Town of Tonawanda on April 30th. Turner was...
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Leon "Bruno" Nelson, who was murdered in July of 2017 by Dydisci Martin. (Photo courtesy of Nelson Family)
Mike Baggerman
March 22, 2019 - 1:47 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Dydisci Martin will spend the rest of his life in prison after he murdered Leon "Bruno" Nelson two summers ago. Judge Kenneth Case issued the sentence after Martin, 26, was found guilty in January for First Degree Murder. Martin killed his roommate's boyfriend after a dispute...
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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...
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Crime scene.
dreamstime
February 26, 2019 - 12:45 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A man accused of killing his mother and her husband shortly after they moved from Buffalo, New York to Atlanta says he didn't do it. Keith Sylvester tells WGRZ-TV in a phone interview from an Atlanta jail that he loved his mother and tried to take care of the couple. The 47-...
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Keona Owens (Photo via Erie County DA Office)
Tom Puckett
February 22, 2019 - 4:18 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A judge convicts a Buffalo mother of manslaughter and murder in connection with the death of her toddler son. State Supreme Court Justice Russell P. Buscaglia has found 23-year-old Keona Owens of Buffalo guilty, as charged, on one count of Murder in the Second Degree, a Class “A...
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Tom Puckett
November 08, 2018 - 3:37 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A Buffalo woman will spend 25 years to life in prison for the 2005 stabbing death of her mother. A jury earlier this year convicted Lashawn Lewis of stabbing her mother 50-year-old Lateyfa Lewis, more than 40 times throughout her body inside the victim’s home on Orange Street in...
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October 09, 2018 - 4:07 am
By: Dana Casullo Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - Released 27 years later for a murder he did not commit, Valentino Dixon is still learning how to adjust to the free world. In 1992, Dixon was convicted of second degree murder after the August 10, 1991 shooting death of Torriano Jackson in the City of Buffalo...
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Erie County District Attorney/valentinodixon.net
Mike Baggerman
September 19, 2018 - 9:55 am
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - After serving over two decades in prison for a murder he didn't commit, Valentino Dixon was exonerated by Judge Susan Eagan on Wednesday morning. Dixon was convicted of the 1991 murder of 17-year-old Torriano Jackson on Bailey Avenue and East Delavan Avenue in the City of...
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Tom Puckett
September 10, 2018 - 2:43 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A member of the Central Park gang will spend the next half century in jail for a 2016 homicide. A jury found 20 year old Jaylin Wiggins guilty of Murder in the Second Degree, Assault in the First Degree and Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree. He fired a gun on...
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