Buffalo Woman Charged with Murder in Fatal Stabbing

Modified: August 20, 2018 12:02pm

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Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 19-year-old Areyona Favors of Buffalo was arraigned before Buffalo City Court Judge Debra Givens yesterday on one count of Murder in the Second Degree.

It is alleged that on Friday, August 17, at approximately 11 p.m., the defendant stabbed 21-year-old NaKara Morgan of Buffalo multiple times at a house party on Schreck Avenue in the City of Buffalo. The victim later died from her injuries at ECMC.

Favors is scheduled to return for a felony hearing on Thursday, August 23 at 9:30 a.m. She remains remanded without bail.

If convicted on the charge, Favors faces 25 years to life in prison.

DA Flynn commends the investigative work of the Buffalo Police Department, including Det. Scott Malec of the Homicide Squad.

Assistant District Attorney Christine M. Garvey of the DA’s Homicide Bureau is prosecuting the case.

As are all persons accused of a crime, the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.