Defendant Indicted on Murder Charge for Fatally Stabbing His Girlfriend in Their Amherst Street Home

Modified: February 10, 2021 5:30pm

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Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 75-year-old Donald P. McCoy of Buffalo was virtually arraigned this afternoon before Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case on an indictment charging him with one count of Murder in the Second Degree, a Class “A-I” felony.   

It is alleged that on December 3, 2020, the defendant intentionally caused the death of his girlfriend, 55-year-old Adele Oliver-Reese, by stabbing her to death inside their apartment on the 800 block of Amherst Street in the City of Buffalo. The victim died at the scene.

McCoy is scheduled to return on March 8, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. for a pre-trial conference. He remains held without bail.

If convicted of the charge, McCoy faces a maximum of 25 years to life in prison.

DA Flynn commends the Buffalo Police Department for their work in the investigation.

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.