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Murder, Gun Possession, and Witness Intimidation All Result in Criminal Convictions


10/10/2013

Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita, III announces that 18 year-old Demetrius Huff, of Jewett Parkway in the City of Buffalo was convicted of Murder in the 2nd Degree, as charged, after a trial before State Supreme Court Justice Russell Buscaglia. Huff’s conviction stems from the July 12, 2012 fatal stabbing and body desecration of 16 year-old Darren Brown. Huff’s co-defendant, Ezeikile Nafi, was previously convicted of Manslaughter in the 1st Degree for his role in the homicide. Eric Smith was previously convicted, as charged, for Assault in the 1st Degree and Criminal Possession in the 2nd Degree, in connection with his efforts to intimidate a key prosecution witness.

 

Eric Smith was successfully prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Michael Felicetta and James Gardner. Ezekiele Nafi was successfully prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Colleen Curtin Gable and Michael Felicetta. Demetrius Huff was successfully prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Colleen Curtin Gable and Sara Ogden.

Huff faces a maximum state prison sentence of 25 years to life when sentenced by Justice Buscaglia on November 15, 2013 at 9:30 AM.

Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita, III also announces that 20 year-old Marshall Daniels of 29 Laurel Street, Buffalo, was convicted of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, as charged, after a trial before Erie County Court Judge Michael Pietruszka.   

On August 3, 2012, in the vicinity of High and Sherman Streets in the City of Buffalo, Daniels’ was found in possession of a loaded and operable 9mm Smith & Wesson semi-automatic pistol by Buffalo Police Officers Michael Acquino and Mark Hamilton.    

Daniels was successfully prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Brian Langenfeld. Daniels faces a maximum prison term of 15 years in state prison, as well as additional jail time in connection with a violation of probation, when he is sentenced on November 14, 2013 in front of Judge Pietruszka.