Sentencing For Buffalo Man Who Fired Fatal Shot And Crashed Car On The Kensington

Modified: August 8, 2016 12:44pm

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Acting District Attorney Michael J. Flaherty, Jr. announces that 20-year-old Leonard Robinson, a/k/a POODER, of Buffalo has been sentenced to 18 years to life in prison by State Supreme Court Justice Penny M. Wolfgang. 

In June, Robinson pleaded guilty to one count of Murder in the Second Degree. 

On November 29, 2015, Robinson murdered 42 year-old Antoin Vance inside of his home at 302 Purdy Street, Buffalo, by shooting him with an illegal pistol after an argument over money.  Robinson also shot and injured 24 year-old Dominique Jackson, Vance’s niece who was an innocent bystander.  Jackson has since recovered. 

While fleeing the scene of the shooting, Robinson drove a car off of Humboldt Parkway - crashing onto the lower section of the Kensington Expressway with the vehicle landing upside down.  He left the crash scene and was on the run for a month. 

Robinson was taken into custody on December 29, 2015 in Los Angeles, California, where he was located through the joint effort of the US Marshalls Service and Buffalo Police Department. 

Acting DA Flaherty commends the investigative work of Buffalo Homicide Detectives Michael Mordino, Richard Wagstaff, Scott Malec and Detective Sergeant Steven Turner. 

Assistant District Attorneys John Patrick Feroleto and Seth T. Molisani prosecuted the case.