Buffalo man sentenced for killing ex's boyfriend

Posted: 1:30 PM, Feb 23, 2018
Updated: 2018-02-23 18:30:44Z

A Buffalo man is headed to prison for killing his ex-girlfriend's boyfriend.

A judge sentenced 47-year-old Hillard Smith Friday in court to 27 2/3 to 33 years in prison.

Smith broke into his former girlfriend's home on North Division Street back in April of 2017. Smith then attacked 42-year-old Justin Johnson with a knife. Johnson later died at ECMC.

A jury convicted Smith on one count of Manslaughter in the First Degree among numerous other charges.