Lackawanna Man Gets The Maximum Prison Sentence For Killing His Wife

Modified: August 16, 2016 4:19pm

8/16/2016

Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J. Flaherty, Jr. announces that 28-year-old Daniel Whiting of Lackawanna has been sentenced by Erie County Court Judge Kenneth F. Case to the maximum of 25 years to life in prison for the stabbing death of his wife.

In June, a jury deliberated just under an hour before convicted Whiting of Murder in the Second Degree.

On July 1, 2015, Whiting stabbed his 21-year-old wife Ashley 30 times at their home at 135 Madison Avenue and then stabbed himself, claiming that both were attacked by an intruder.

 “This is heartbreakingly sad.  You have two small children who will never know their mother, and their father might spend the rest of his life behind bars, “says acting DA Flaherty. “This is another tragic reminder of how domestic violence rips families apart.”

Acting DA Flaherty applauds the professional efforts of detectives from the Lackawanna Police Department including Rodney Pietras, Brian Lasko, Charles Jaworski and Michael Pienta, under the supervision of Captain Joe Leo.

Homicide Bureau Chief Colleen Curtin Gable and Assistant District Attorney Kate S. Lavin prosecuted the case.