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Buffalo man pleads guilty to manslaughter for fatally stabbing victim in Lovejoy neighborhood


Wed, Jun 21st 2023 09:05 pm

Submitted by the Erie County District Attorney’s Office

Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced 23-year-old Joshua Eddy of Buffalo pleaded guilty yesterday afternoon before State Supreme Court Justice Paul B. Wojtaszek to one count of manslaughter in the first degree (class “B” violent felony).

On Sunday, June 26, 2022, at approximately 11 p.m., the defendant stabbed two victims with a knife during an altercation. The crime occurred in the area of Ideal Street and East Lovejoy Street in the City of Buffalo.

One victim, a 27-year-old male, was taken to ECMC where he was hospitalized for an injury to his upper leg. The other victim, 32-year-old Hasheen Wilson, was stabbed multiple times in the chest and back. He was taken by ambulance to ECMC where he was pronounced dead.

Eddy faces a maximum of 25 years in prison when he is sentenced on Tuesday, Aug. 15. He continues to be held without bail.

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

The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Eugene T. Partridge III of the homicide unit.

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