Suspect Charged for Choking One Victim, Fatally Stabbing Another on Doat Street

Modified: June 22, 2020 10:55am

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Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 26-year-old Talyn D. Williams of Buffalo has been virtually arraigned before Buffalo City Court Judge Andrew C. LoTempio on one count of Murder in the Second Degree, a Class “A-1” felony, and one count of Criminal Obstruction of Breathing or Blood Circulation, a Class “A” misdemeanor. The defendant was arraigned on Saturday, June 20, 2020.

It is alleged that on June 19, 2020, at approximately 2:30 a.m., the defendant choked a female victim inside of a home on the 300 block of Doat Street in the City of Buffalo. After the altercation with the first victim, the defendant is accused of stabbing another female victim outside of the home. The second victim, 28-year-old Allison Turner, died from her injuries at ECMC.

Williams is scheduled to return on Friday, July 10, 2020 at 9:30 a.m. for a felony hearing. He was remanded without bail.

Judge LoTempio issued an order of protection on behalf of the first victim.

If convicted on all charges, Williams faces a maximum of 25 years to life in prison.

DA Flynn commends the Buffalo Police Department Homicide Squad for their work on the case.  

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Ashley M. Morgan 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.