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Buffalo man pleads guilty to manslaughter in connection to fatal shooting in May 2021

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Posted at 1:18 PM, May 27, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-27 13:18:59-04

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A Buffalo man has pleaded guilty to a manslaughter charge in connection to a fatal shooting in May 2021.

The Erie County District Attorney's Office announced that 32-year-old Jonathan Williams, also known as “Blaze,” pleaded guilty Friday in Erie County Court to one count of manslaughter in the first degree.

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The district attorney's office said on May 16, 2021 Williams intentionally shot 48-year-old Thomas Martin multiple times outside of a tavern on Grimes Street. Martin died at the scene.

Williams faces a maximum of 25 years in prison and is scheduled to be sentenced on July 7. He continues to remain held without bail.