Buffalo Woman Pleads Guilty In Death Of Five Month Old Daughter

Modified: May 23, 2016 3:24pm

5/23/2016

Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J. Flaherty, Jr. announces that 23-year-old Denay Foster of Buffalo has pleaded guilty to Manslaughter in the First Degree before Erie County Court Judge Sheila DiTullio.

On September 23, 2015, Foster inflicted fatal injuries on her 5 month old daughter, Ver’Naylah Laventure at their home on 14th Street in Buffalo.

The defendant faces a maximum of 25 years in state prison when she is sentenced on August 16, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. by Judge DiTullio.

Foster remains in jail without bail pending sentencing.

Acting DA Flaherty commends BPD Homicide Detectives James Kaska and Patricia Wrest for their investigative work.

The case was prosecuted by Homicide Bureau Chief Colleen Curtin Gable and Assistant District Attorney Erin E. Hart.