Modified: June 12, 2017 12:43pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 18-year-old Aaron Gallon of Buffalo and 16-year-old Armontae Moss of Buffalo have been sentenced by State Supreme Court Justice Russell P. Buscaglia for the unprovoked beating of a homeless man. Each defendant received 7 years in prison plus five years post-release supervision.
In April, the two defendants pleaded guilty to Attempted Murder in the Second Degree.
On September 22, 2016 at 5:45 a.m. at Ellicott and Broadway, the defendants stomped the 64-year-old man, causing severe physical injuries that include head trauma and skull fractures.
A co-defendant, who was 14-years-old at the time of beating, also pleaded guilty to Attempted Murder in the Second Degree. Justice Buscaglia granted this defendant Youthful Offender status and sentenced him 1 1/3-4 years in prison.
DA Flynn commends the Buffalo Police Homicide squad for its thorough investigation, including Detectives Daniel Redmond, Mark White and Scott Malec and Sgt. William Cooley. DA Flynn also credits the work of the NFTA Police Department.
Assistant District Attorneys Katharine S. Lavin and Seth T. Molisani prosecuted the case.