16-Year-Old Pleads Guilty To Murder Charge

Modified: June 16, 2016 11:33am

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Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J. Flaherty, Jr. announces that 16-year-old Alonte Works of 289 Reed Street, Buffalo pleaded guilty today to Murder in the Second Degree before Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case. 

On October 22, 2015, at approximately 8:15pm, while in the parking lot of 50/50 Convenience Store, 441 Fillmore Avenue, Buffalo, NY, the defendant fatally shot 31-year-old Jonathan Jones of Buffalo. 

Works who will be sentenced as a juvenile offender faces a maximum of ten years to life when he sentenced by Judge Case on August 22, 2016, at 9:30 a.m. 

DA Flaherty commends the Buffalo Police Department Homicide Squad including Lt. Brian Stroebel and Detectives Patricia Wrest and Brendan Kiefer for their thorough investigation of the case.

Assistant District Attorney Gary W. Hackbush is prosecuting the case.