Modified: February 7, 2020 4:23pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 32-year-old Lemuele Jackson of Buffalo has been sentenced by Erie County Court Judge Sheila A. DiTullio to 32 years to life in prison. He was sentenced today as a persistent violent felony offender.
On August 4, 2018, at approximately 10:40 p.m., the defendant fired multiple shots into a group of people outside of a house on Hagen Street in the City of Buffalo. A 36-year-old woman was shot in the leg, but survived her injury. Another woman, 26-year-old Santana Anderson, was shot in the head and died at the scene.
A jury found Jackson guilty of one count of Murder in the Second Degree, a Class “A-1” felony, one count of Reckless Endangerment in the First Degree, a Class “D” felony, and one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, a Class “C” felony. The jury rendered their verdict after 6 hours of deliberation following a one-week trial in October 2019.
DA Flynn commends the investigative work of the Buffalo Police Homicide Squad, including Det. Sgt. William Cooley, Det. Antonio Borrelli and Det. John Paradowski.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Eugene T. Partridge, III of the DA’s Homicide Bureau and Assistant District Attorney Rachel Kranitz McPhee of the DA’s Felony Trials Bureau.