BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - A Buffalo man is admitting to murder and attempted murder. The U.S. attorney’s office says 20-year-old Anthony Skinner admits to murdering Andre Anderson at the corner of Peckham and Lombard Streets in August, 2009. He also admits to an attempted murder involving a rival gang member in March, 2010.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office says Skinner was a member of the LRGP gang, named after Lombard, Rother, Gibson and Playter Streets. To increase his position, he allegedly murdered Anderson because he believed he stole a shotgun and an assault rifle from LRPG members.
Skinner admits to shooting a victim in the leg in March, 2010 on Bailey Avenue and Berkshire Avenue. Skinner shot the victim, an alleged member of the Bailey Boys, who he believed was responsible for a previous murder of an LRGP member, Eddie Battles.
Skinner pleaded guilty to murder in aid of racketeering activity and attempted murder in aid of racketeering. The charges carry a maximum penalty of life in prison, a fine of $500,000 or both. He will be sentenced in February.
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