Ex-Boyfriend Charged in Death of University District Woman

Modified: September 6, 2019 8:38am

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Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 24-year-old Charles Jones of Buffalo has been arraigned before Acting Erie County Court Judge James A. W. McLeod on an indictment charging him with one count of Murder in the Second Degree, a Class “A-1” felony.

The defendant is accused of causing the death of his ex-girlfriend, 25-year-old Jacquetta Lee, by stabbing the victim to death inside her apartment on Main Street near Heath Street in the City of Buffalo. Her body was found on Thursday, July 18, 2019 after she was reported missing by family members.

Jones remains held without bail. A return court date has not been scheduled at this time.

If convicted on the charge, he faces a maximum of 25 years to life in prison. 

DA Flynn commends the Det. Sgt. Carl Lundin, Det. Adam Stephany and Det. Erin McCarty of the Buffalo Police Department Homicide Squad for their work in the investigation.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Eugene T. Partridge, III of the DA’s Homicide Bureau and Assistant District Attorney Louis C. Mussari of the DA’s Special Investigations and Prosecutions.

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