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Buffalo woman indicted in ex-husband's death

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Posted at 12:37 PM, Nov 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-17 12:37:26-05

The Erie County District Attorney's Office announced today that 36-year-old Cuansharee Palmer has been arraigned and indicted on:

  • 1 count of manslaughter in the 2nd degree
  • 2 counts of vehicular manslaughter in the 2nd degree
  • 4 counts of aggravated DWI with child in car
  • 2 counts of endangering welfare of child

Investigators say on April 30th, Palmer struck and killed her ex-husband, 39-year old Donnell Sharp with her car. Their two young children were inside the car with her at the time.

According to the indictment, Palmer was driving with a BAC of .15, nearly twice the legal limit.

The 36-year-old's driver's license was suspended today in court.

Palmer pleaded not guilty to the charges and was released on $30,000 bail.

If convicted of all charges, Palmer faces a maximum sentence of 19 years in prison.