Inmate charged with murder in 2013 cold case

Posted at 12:32 PM, Jul 27, 2017

A Buffalo man who is currently serving time behind bars is now facing murder charges connected to a cold case dating back to 2013. 

36-year-old Leron Bailey was charged with 2nd Degree Murrder, 2nd Degree Attempted Murder and two counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the death of 19-year-old Diamond Toler.

Bailey, who is currently serving a 5 year sentence on an unrealted weapons charge at Groveland Correctional Factility, pleaded not guilty to all charges and will represent himself in this case moving foward. 

Investigators say, on June 24, 2013, Bailey fired multiple shots into a parked car at the corner of Stevens Avenue and East Ferry Street in Buffalo. Those shots struck his intended target, a man sitting in the front seat, and Toler, an innocent passanger who was sitting in the back. 

The man, who was hit in the chest, later recovered. Toler, who was hit in the heart, died. 

Erie County District Attorney said, "this case is a reminder that cold cases here in the City of Buffalo will not be forgotten and there's no giving up."

If found guilty, Bailey faces up to 50 years to life in prision on these new charges and will remain behind bars as this case continues.

The next court date is set for August 8th, 2017.