Boyfriend Convicted of Attempted Murder Receives the Maximum Sentence

Modified: July 16, 2019 8:22am

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Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 50-year-old Alonzo Ross of Buffalo has been sentenced by State Supreme Court Justice Deborah A. Haendiges to 25 years to life in prison. The defendant was sentenced on Monday, July 15, 2019.

On May 15, 2018, the defendant beat his girlfriend, 70-year-old Sandra Kumro, on the head, face and body with the intent to cause her death.

A jury found Ross guilty of one count of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, a Class “B” felony, and one count of Assault in the Second Degree, a Class “D” felony, in May 2019.

DA Flynn commends Detectives Eric Kross and Adam Stephany of the Buffalo Police Department for their work in the investigation.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Katharine S. Lavin of the DA’s Special Victims Bureau and Chief Lynette M. Reda of the DA’s Felony Trials Bureau.