Buffalo Woman Pleads Guilty In Meat Cleaver Attack

Modified: July 25, 2016 11:21am

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Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J. Flaherty, Jr. announces 46-year-old Mercedes Rosado of Buffalo has pleaded guilty to Robbery in the First Degree before Erie County Court Judge Thomas P. Franczyk.

On August 22, 2016, Rosado attacked 17-year-old Jaqualine Rosado (no relation) of Buffalo with a meat cleaver, cutting her face and breaking her nose and stealing her shoes and purse.

Mercedes Rosado faces a maximum of 25 years in prison when she is sentenced August 25, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. by Judge Franczyk. She was remanded to jail.

Acting DA Flaherty commends the investigative work of Buffalo Police Lt. Steve Schulz, and Buffalo Police Officers Maurice Foster and Jill Halor.

Assistant District Attorney Sara Dee prosecuted the case.