Buffalo Woman Pleads Guilty In 34 Year Old Cold Case

Modified: September 8, 2017 3:06pm

9/6/2017

Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 51-year-old Saundra Adams of Buffalo has pleaded guilty before State Supreme Court Justice Christopher J. Burns to Manslaughter in the First Degree just a day into jury selection in her murder trial. 

On June 23, 1983, Adams and an unknown accomplice broke into a home on Hastings Avenue in Buffalo and caused the death of 92-year-old Edmund Schreiber, a World War I veteran awarded a purple heart for injuries suffered in battle. 

Adams faces a maximum of 25 years in prison when she is sentenced by Justice Burns on November 6, 2017 at 9:30 a.m. 

DA Flynn salutes the outstanding efforts of the Buffalo Police Department, including Detective Scott Malec, Chief Joseph Gramaglia, Captain Ron Jentz, Commissioner Daniel Derenda and retired Detective Brian Ross for their unwavering commitment to this case. 

Assistant District Attorneys Eugene T. Partridge III and John Patrick Feroleto of the DA’s Homicide Bureau prosecuted the case.