Erie County District Attorney Frank A. Sedita, III announced that 22 year old Alezander Lermineau and 17 year old Nicolas Weathington, both of 95 Shepherd, Buffalo, pleaded, as charged, to Robbery in the Second Degree and Burglary in the Second Degree in connection with a January 27, 2012 home invasion of an elderly victim. The guilty pleas took place before County Court Judge Sheila A. DiTullio and are the highest charges for which the defendants could have been convicted had they gone to trial.
Lermineau and Weathington admitted to unlawfully entering the home of an 84 year old retired Buffalo Public School teacher living on Goethe Street. While inside, they held her down and covered her mouth to prevent her from summoning help. The defendants stole the victim’s purse and used her credit cards to go on a shopping spree at the Galleria Mall.
Lermineau and Weathington both face a maximum prison sentence of 15 years when they are sentenced on December 11, 2012 before Judge DiTullio.