Modified: March 2, 2020 11:41am
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 30-year-old Antonio B. Lee of Buffalo has been arraigned before State Supreme Court Justice M. William Boller on an indictment charging him with on one count of Murder in the Second Degree, a Class “A-1” felony, and one count of Concealment of a Human Corpse, a Class “E” felony.
The defendant is accused of intentionally causing the death of 53-year-old Marguerite Reading. The defendant is also accused of disposing the victim’s body in the vicinity of the Buffalo Central Terminal near Paderewski Drive where it was discovered on Saturday, January 25, 2020. An autopsy determined that Reading died from stab wounds.
Lee is scheduled to return on Friday, May 1, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. for a pre-trial hearing. He remains held without bail.
If convicted of the charge, Lee faces a maximum of 25 years to life in prison.
DA Flynn commends the Buffalo Police Department Homicide Squad for their work in the investigation.
The case is being prosecuted by Chief Colleen Curtin Gable of the DA’s Homicide Bureau.
As are all persons accused of a crime, the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.