Suspects Indicted for the Murder of Woman in Town of Tonawanda and Killing Two Others in City of Buffalo

Modified: November 13, 2020 2:35pm

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11/13/2020

Cretacci Press ConferenceErie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that four defendants were virtually arraigned today before State Supreme Court Justice John L. Michalski on indictments charging them with various felony offenses for their roles in two separate homicides that occurred in the Town of Tonawanda and the City of Buffalo.

Ernest B. Green, Jr. 38, of North Tonawanda and Daniel Rodriguez, 37, of North Tonawanda were indicted on one count of Murder in the Second Degree, a Class “A-1” felony, and two counts of Attempted Murder in the Second Degree, Class “B” violent felonies. Sharee Bailey, 28, of Buffalo was indicted on one count of Murder in the Second Degree.

It is alleged that during the early morning hours of Tuesday, August 27, 2019, the three defendants, working in conjunction with one another, caused the death of Danielle Cretacci in the course of a robbery. Defendants Green and Rodriguez are accused of unlawfully entering a home on Ebling Avenue in the Town of Tonawanda where they allegedly shot 31-year-old Danielle Cretacci and her two daughters. Cretacci was killed in the attack. The children, who were ages 8 and 11 at the time of the incident, were shot in the torso, but survived their injuries. A sum of money from a worker’s compensation settlement was allegedly stolen.

All three defendants were held without bail. A return court date has not been scheduled at this time.

If convicted on all charges, Green and Rodriguez face a maximum 75 years to life in prison. If convicted of the charge, Bailey faces a maximum of 25 years to life in prison.

Ernest B. Green, Jr. 38, of North Tonawanda, Sharee Bailey, 28 of, Buffalo and Wayne Robbins, 24, of Town of Tonawanda were indicted on the following charges:

  • Two counts of Murder in the First Degree, Class “A-I” felonies
  • Four counts of Murder in the Second Degree, Class “A-I” felonies

It is alleged that on September 27, 2019, the three defendants, working in conjunction with one another, caused the deaths of 31-year-old Bethany Malloy and 26-year-old Shaquiel St. John in the course of a robbery. The defendants allegedly killed the victims by shooting them inside a home on Merrimac Street in the City of Buffalo. A sum of money was allegedly stolen.

All three defendants were held without bail. A return court date has not been scheduled at this time.

If convicted on all charges, each face a maximum of life in prison without the possibility of parole.  

DA Flynn commends Captain Joseph Fennell and the Town of Tonawanda Police Department for their work in the investigation as well as the Amherst Police Department for their assistance. DA Flynn also commends the Buffalo Police Department Homicide Squad.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Ryan D. Haggerty of the DA’s Tactical Prosecution Unit and Assistant District Attorney Christopher Safulko of the DA’s Felony Trials Bureau.

As are all persons accused of a crime, the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.