Defendant Indicted for Fatal Stabbing on Doat Street

Modified: August 12, 2020 9:36am

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Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 26-year-old Talyn D. Williams of Buffalo has been virtually arraigned before Erie County Court Judge Shelia A. DiTullio on an indictment charging him with one count of Murder in the Second Degree, a Class “A-1” felony, and two counts of Criminal Contempt in the Second Degree, Class “A” misdemeanors. The defendant was arraigned on Tuesday, August 11, 2020.

It is alleged that on June 19, 2020, at approximately 2:30 a.m., the defendant was involved in an altercation with a female victim inside of a home on the 300 block of Doat Street in the City of Buffalo. After the alleged incident with the first victim, the defendant is accused of stabbing another female victim outside of the home. The second victim, 28-year-old Allison Turner, died from her injuries at ECMC.

At the defendant’s initial arraignment in Buffalo City Court on June 22, 2020, Judge LoTempio issued a no-contact order of protection on behalf of the first victim. The defendant is accused of violating the order of protection twice while incarcerated at the Erie County Holding Center.

Williams is scheduled to return on Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. for a pre-trial conference. He was remanded without bail.

If convicted on all charges, Williams faces a maximum of 25 years to life in prison.

DA Flynn commends the Buffalo Police Department Homicide Squad for their work on the case.  

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Ashley M. Morgan 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.