Modified: December 17, 2018 2:41pm
Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 18-year-old Alexandria Heath of Buffalo pleaded guilty before Erie County Court Judge Kenneth Case to one count of Murder in the Second Degree, a Class “A” violent felony. The defendant pleaded guilty to the highest charge in the indictment against her.
The defendant admitted that on November 17, 2017, at approximately 9:30 p.m., while acting in concert with her boyfriend Romaine Jirdon, she intentionally caused the death of 58-year-old Thomas Heath by beating and stabbing him inside his West Ferry Street home.
Heath faces a maximum of 20 years to life in prison when she is sentenced on Friday, January 25, 2019 at 2 p.m. She remains remanded without bail.
In November, Jirdon pleaded guilty before Erie County Court Judge Kenneth F. Case to one count of Murder in the Second Degree, a Class “A” violent felony. He faces a maximum of 20 years to life when he is sentenced on Friday, January 4, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.
DA Flynn commends the investigative work of Buffalo Police Homicide Detectives Christopher Sterlace, Terrence Supples, Scott Malec, Mark White and Detective Sgt. James Dunham.
The case was prosecuted by Deputy District Attorney Joseph A. Agro and Assistant District Attorney Meghan E. Leydecker of the DA’s Special Victims Bureau.