Cheektowaga Man Faces Charge Of Murder In The First Degree In Death Of Girlfriend And Her Son

Modified: October 13, 2016 10:40am

10/12/2016

Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J. Flaherty, Jr. announces that 31-year-old Shane Stevenson of Cheektowaga has been arraigned before State Supreme Court Justice Russell P. Buscaglia on an indictment charging him with one count of Murder in the First Degree and two counts of Murder in the Second Degree for the killing of a woman and her son.

It is alleged that on September 15, 2016, Stevenson murdered 30-year-old Raina Voll and her 7-year-old son Leo Klinger at their Cheektowaga apartment at 1331 French Road.

Stevenson pleaded not guilty and was remanded to jail without bail.

If convicted of the charges, Stevenson faces life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Acting DA Flaherty commends the investigative work of the Cheektowaga Police Department, including Sgt. John Wanat, Officer John Jones and Detectives David Stevens, Michael Hockwater, David Mossman and Timothy Szymanski.

Colleen Curtin Gable, Chief of acting DA Flaherty’s Homicide Bureau is prosecuting the case.

As are all persons accused of a crime, the defendant is innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.