Modified: September 13, 2018 7:58am
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 23-year-old Killian Martin of Hamburg pleaded guilty before State Supreme Court Justice Deborah A. Haendiges to three counts of Burglary in the Second Degree, one count of Leaving the Scene of an Incident Resulting in Injury and one count of Unauthorized Use of a Motor Vehicle.
The defendant admitted that on June 22, 2018, while on probation, he unlawfully entered a home on Stanley Street in the City of Buffalo by removing a screen and climbing through a bathroom window. The defendant stole three sets of keys from inside the home and fled in the homeowner’s blue Honda CRV.
Shortly after midnight on July 1, 2018, a Buffalo Police officer recognized the blue Honda CRV and pursued the vehicle. In an effort to evade police, the driver of the stolen vehicle sped through a traffic light at the intersection on Broadway and Peck Street where it collided with another vehicle. The driver of the CRV, who matched the description of the defendant, fled on foot. The driver of the other vehicle suffered a broken femur and the passenger was also injured.
The defendant also admitted to burglarizing a home on McKinley Parkway on July 5, 2018, which he entered by climbing through a bedroom window. The defendant stole electronics, jewelry, clothing and alcohol. The defendant admitted that he attempted to pawn some of the items.
When the defendant was apprehended on July 8, investigators found him in possession of an EBT card that was stolen along with other items from a home on William Street in the City of Buffalo.
Martin, a second felony offender, faces a maximum of 45 years in prison when he is sentenced on Wednesday, October 24 at 9:30 a.m.
DA Flynn commends the investigative work of Detectives Meg Serafini and Natasha Anderson of the Buffalo Police Department.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Louis C. Mussari of the DA’s Special Investigations and Prosecutions Bureau and Lynette M. Reda, Chief of the DA’s Felony Trials Bureau.