Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced that a 20-year-old man pleaded guilty to a fatal stabbing in Buffalo. The man entered his plea on the morning of Tuesday, February 22, 2022, before Erie County Court Judge James Bargnesi. Mikel Ayala of Buffalo pleaded guilty to one count of Murder in the Second Degree. He got into an argument with Tomas Sanchez on Saturday, May 15, 2021, at about a quarter to 10 am. The fatal incident happened at a home located on the 200 block of Ashley Street in Buffalo. The 35-year-old victim was stabbed multiple times. He was taken to Erie County Medical Center where he died from his wounds. Ayala is facing up to 25 years to life in prison. He will be sentenced on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, at 9:30 am. He is being held without bail.
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Join Us For A Town Hall About Preventing Youth Violence In Buffalo
Power 93.7 WBLK will be hosting a town hall about preventing youth violence in Buffalo. Join Yasmin Young and our special guests starting at 10 am on Saturday, February 26 for the on-air conversation. For an hour on Saturday morning, we'll stop the music to talk about this important issue facing our community. We are losing too many young people to violence and the streets. It's spilling over into our schools and has long-term effects on the youth. We've asked community leaders, members of anti-violence community groups, and the City to be a part of the discussion.
Our guests for this special program are:
Pastor Giles - Back To Basics Outreach Ministries & Buffalo Peacemakers
Rasheed N.C. Wyatt - University District Councilmember
Daryl "DJ" Scott - Buffalo SNUG
La Shawn Davis, LMSW - City of Buffalo, Youth Counselor
Jackie Croom - Most Valuable Parents of Buffalo
Jihad Green - Buffalo Peacemakers, Speaker, Youtube Influencer
Be sure to join us Saturday, February 26, 2022, from 10 am to 11 am. You can listen with the WBLK app, at WBLK.com, or on your radio.
You can also use the form below to submit your comments and/or concerns. You do not need to provide any of the personal information, but if you would like more info or would like to be on-air, please provide the personal information.
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