Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita, III announced today that 21 year-old Emario Allen was convicted after a jury trial of Assault in the First Degree, Attempted Assault in the First Degree and two counts of Robbery in the First Degree before Supreme Court Justice Penny M. Wolfgang.
Allen’s convictions stem from the November 12, 2011 shooting and robbery of a 25 year old Buffalo man outside of Pandora’s Bar on Victoria Avenue in Buffalo. For these convictions Allen can receive a maximum prison term of 40 years when he is sentenced before the Hon. Penny M. Wolfgang on August 28, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. The case was tried by Assistant District Attorney John P. Feroleto and Assistant District Attorney Michael P. Felicetta.
Allen’s co-defendant, Cordero Jones-Hicks, pled guilty as charged to two counts of Robbery in the First Degree on July 30, 2012. He faces a maximum prison term of 25 years when he is sentenced before the Hon. Penny M. Wolfgang on September 4, 2012 at 9:30 a.m.
Co-defendant Dwayne Gordon still faces two counts of Robbery in the First Degree and returns to court on August 20, 2012 before the Hon. Penny M. Wolfgang.