Teen pleads guilty to murder in 2020 shooting death of 20-year-old Cheyenne Farewell


(WIVB) — Two teenagers have pleaded guilty to several charges in the 2020 shooting death of 20-year-old Cheyenne Farewell.

The shooting happened on October 17, 2020, when the first teen, through a door, opened fire on a group of young people at a party on South Niagara Street in Lockport. Five were injured and Farewell was killed.

The teen who opened fire pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, two counts of first-degree assault, two counts of second-degree assault, one count of criminal possession of a weapon, one count of first-degree reckless endangerment. This person could spend a maximum of 20 years to life in prison, when sentenced on September 30.

A second teen, who didn’t fire a weapon, was charged with aiding and abetting the crimes, pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter. They could spend up to 25 years behind bars.

The Niagara County District Attorney’s office says the two teens are in custody pending sentencing.

“This was a completely senseless crime,” said Niagara County District Attorney Seaman.

“How little value these offenders placed on the lives of these young people is truly appalling.”

Patrick Ryan is a digital producer who has been part of the News 4 team since 2020. See more of his work here.

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