Defendant Convicted As Charged of Murder and Arson

Modified: December 12, 2014 3:55pm

10/31/2014

District Attorney Frank A. Sedita, III announces that 19 year-old David Meyers of 103 Spaulding in the City of Buffalo pleaded guilty as charged to Murder in the Second Degree and Arson in the Third Degree before State Supreme Court Justice Christopher J. Burns.  These were the highest charges the defendant could have been convicted of had he gone to trial.  In other words, Meyers did not receive a so-called “plea bargain” and was instead prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law. 

On March 4, 2014 while inside the home of the victim, 52 year-old Brian Domek of 65 Sirret Street, Buffalo, Meyers fatally bludgeoned the victim and then set his home on fire. The victim’s dog also died as the result of smoke inhalation.

Meyers faces up to life in state prison when sentenced by Justice Burns on December 2, 2014. 

The case was successfully prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Gary W. Hackbush, who is assigned to DA Sedita’s Homicide Bureau. DA Sedita also praised the investigation of the Buffalo Police Department Homicide Squad, adding, “yet another murderer has been brought to justice and successfully prosecuted by the District Attorney’s Office because of the detectives’ diligent and professional investigation.”