BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A Buffalo man was arrested and has been virtually arraigned on an indictment charging him with one count of second degree murder in connection with a fatal arson.
The Erie County District Attorney's Office says 46-year-old Daniel Martinez allegedly intentionally set fire inside his girlfriend's residence on the first floor of a multi-family home on Concord Avenue around 3 a.m. on September 30.
The girlfriend's mother, 66-year-old Maria Galazka, was in her bed at the time and suffered multiple burns and smoke inhalation. She later died at ECMC.
A Buffalo firefighter was injured and taken to ECMC for treatment and was released.
A resident who lived in the upper apartment was not injured, but was displaced.
Martinez was remanded without bail, a return court date was not scheduled. He faces a maximum of 25 years to life in prison.