Accused Breckenridge Street arsonists waive felony hearing

Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB)–Two women accused in a New Year’s Day fire returned to court today.

Ayesha Patterson and Latoya Austin waived their felony hearing, sending the case to a grand jury.

Prosecutors say the two threw bottles of gasoline at a home on Breckenridge Street on New Year’s Day starting a fire.

Three children had to be checked out at Oishei Children’s Hospital.

A Buffalo Police officer was treated for smoke inhalation.

Patterson and Austin face up to life in prison if convicted.

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