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Buffalo man sentenced for killing woman inside her home in the Town of Tonawanda

Posted at 4:20 PM, Jun 01, 2022

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — A Buffalo man has been sentenced for killing a woman inside her home in the Town of Tonawanda.

The Erie County District Attorney's Office announced that 24-year-old Joshua E. Wilson was sentenced Wednesday in State Supreme Court to a determinate sentence of 22 years in prison followed by five years of post-release supervision.

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The district attorney's office said on May 4, 2020, Wilson killed 71-year-old Diane M. Wolfe inside of her home on Yorkshire Avenue in the Town of Tonawanda by beating her with a gardening tool from her yard. Wilson also stole Wolfe's vehicle and other items from her home after killing her.

Wilson pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree manslaughter on April 29 ahead of his jury trial.