Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita III announced that 37 year old Quincy A. Smith of 166 Liberty Street, Fredonia, pleaded guilty, as charged, to an indictment charging him with Burglary in the First Degree and two counts of Robbery in the First Degree before Supreme Court Justice Christopher Burns. These are the highest charges for which the defendant could have been convicted had he gone to trial.
Smith admitted that on September 26, 2012 he, Steven McCool, and one other assailant, invaded the home of a Bennett High School teacher. They entered the home wearing ski masks and armed with loaded shotguns. The apparent target of the home invasion was the boyfriend of the victim’s daughter, who was in possession of marijuana, Ketamine, and Molly, a synthetic LSD. Steven McCool was apprehended by Buffalo Police fleeing the victim’s home. The other two offenders were apprehended by investigators from the District Attorney’s Office. The third offender remains jailed while a Grand Jury investigates his involvement.
Smith faces a maximum prison term of 10 years when he is sentenced on June 5, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. before Hon. Christopher Burns. The case was successfully prosecuted by Michael P. Felicetta, a member of the Tactical Prosecution Unit of the District Attorney’s Office.
Co-defendant, Steven McCool, pleaded guilty to Burglary in the Second Degree for his role in the robbery and will be sentenced before County Court Judge Kenneth F. Case on May 30, 2013 at 9:30 a.m.