Guilty Plea In Shooting Death of Buffalo Woman

Modified: April 25, 2016 2:58pm

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Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J. Flaherty, Jr. announces that 22-year-old Michael Holley of 221 Sprenger St., Buffalo has pleaded guilty to Manslaughter in the First Degree before State Supreme Court Justice M. William Boller.

On July 24, 2015, Holley pushed his way into a Buffalo home, carrying a shotgun, looking to confront his uncle.  While inside the house, Holley ultimately shot 54-year old Glendylyn (known as Marie) Kinnitt of Buffalo who was seated on the couch, killing her.

Holley faces a maximum of 25 years in prison when he is sentenced on June 6, 2016 at 9:30 a.m. before Justice Boller.

Acting DA Flaherty commends Buffalo Police Homicide Detectives Timothy Salamone, Michael Mordino, Reginald Minor, Patricia Wrest and Joy Germaine for their thorough investigative work.

Assistant District Attorneys John P. Feroleto and Frank A. Strano prosecuted the case.