Man's Sentencing Postponed; Victim's Family Speaks Out

February 14, 2011 Updated Feb 14, 2011 at 2:50 PM EDT

By Jaclyn Asztalos

February 14, 2011 Updated Feb 14, 2011 at 2:50 PM EDT

His sentencing on first-degree manslaughter was postponed for the second time but Adrian Traylor, 22, was in court again, Monday. He got an earful from Carlcey Terrell the son of the man he shot dead.

Terrell spoke out in court and talked to Channel 7 after the hearing.

"We're just trying to get closure. We wanted to tell Mr. Traylor how we felt from my family. It wasn't easy at all dealing with this. No child prepared for a funeral before it's time. I miss my father," Terrell said.

Traylor shot and killed Larry Crosland, 61, in August of 2009. Crosland was walking out of his apartment on Williams Street in Buffalo when a stray bullet hit him.

"Some of his grandchildren and my grandchildren won't know him. They will only know him through stories," Terrell said.

Surveillance video from a passing NFTA bus caught a few seconds of the shooting and led police to directly to Traylor but the video also shows Crosland wasn't the intended target. There was a shootout between Traylor and another car nearly a block away when the bullet struck Crosland.

Although the Terrell is mourning the loss of his father and said justice must be served, he still feels for Traylor.

"Just seeing another young man put his life on hold to serve justice it just hurts," Terrell said.

Traylor will be in court again on April 1st to be sentenced.