Defendant Pleads Guilty to Manslaughter for Fatally Stabbing Victim in Dispute Over Money

Modified: April 18, 2022 2:02pm

4/18/2022

Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 30-year-old Quinton O. Turner of Buffalo pleaded guilty this morning before Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case to one count of Manslaughter in the First Degree (Class “B” violent felony).

On January 5, 2020, at approximately 5:00 a.m., the defendant stabbed the victim multiple times inside of a corner store located on East Ferry Street near Jefferson Avenue in the City of Buffalo. The defendant and the victim were known to each other and involved in a dispute over money related to damage to a vehicle. The victim, 29-year-old Ronald Green of Buffalo, died from his injuries a short distance away from the scene of the crime.

The defendant fled to Charlotte, North Carolina where he was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service on January 31, 2020. He was extradited back to Western New York to face prosecution.

Turner faces a maximum of 25 years in prison when he is sentenced on Monday, May 23, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. He continues to remain held without bail.

DA Flynn commends Detectives Raymond Krug and Timothy Rooney of the Buffalo Police Department for their work in this investigation as well as members of the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force for their assistance in apprehending the defendant.

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Eugene T. Partridge, III of the Homicide Bureau and Assistant District Attorney Milton Gordon of the Felony Trials Bureau.