South Buffalo Man Arraigned on Murder Charge

Modified: January 11, 2021 12:34pm

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Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 61-year-old Michael B. Rattle of Buffalo was virtually arraigned this morning before Buffalo City Court Judge Betty Calvo-Torres on one count of Murder in the Second Degree, a Class “A-I” felony.

It is alleged that on Sunday, January 10, 2021, at approximately 4:00 a.m., the defendant fatally shot 63-year-old Daniel Wolfe inside an apartment on Geary Street in the City of Buffalo. 

Rattle is scheduled to return on Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 3:00 p.m. for a felony hearing. He was remanded without bail.  

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

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

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Christine M. Garvey 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.