BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - A man could face up to 14 years in state prison, after being found guilty of choking his former girlfriend who was 39 weeks pregnant at the time.
The Erie County District Attorney's Office says 29-year-old Eli Casillas has been found guilty of a vicious attack on the woman, leaving her with a bruise in the shape of his hand on her neck, bruises from repeated strikes with a metal broom and choking the victim until she nearly lost consciousness.
Casillas was found guilty of second-degree strangulation and second-degree assault. He is a second felony offender and remains in custody. He will be sentenced in March.
DA Frank Sedita said, "such savage acts of domestic violence cannot be tolerated in a civil society and will continue to be aggressively prosecuted by this office as they always have."
The Wyoming County Sheriff’s Office says a tractor trailer crashed on Route 39, in the Town of Eagle.
One letter was about the violent altercation between Jim Ying and another employee, and in the other letter Ying described why the restaurant is closing.
A Good Samaritan died Wednesday while trying to assist the driver of a tractor trailer who got stuck in the snow.
Lake Effect Snow Warnings today with the chance for an additional foot for some areas.
Judge Thomas Franczyk sentenced 34-year-old Alexander Wright to spend weekends in jail for the next three months after Wright pleaded guilty to criminal possession of a weapon.
Police in Lockport say they have taken action after a threat was posted on a social media site from a student threatening to bring a gun to North Park School.