Man faces 64 years to life for killing grandmother, her grandson


BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A man accused of shooting and killing a grandmother and her grandson has been found guilty.

Kenyatta Austin, 26, was charged with murder, assault and reckless endangerment following the incident, where 54-year-old Yvette Johnson and her 17-month-old grandson, Kyrie, were killed.

It occurred outside of a home on Grape St. in Buffalo’s Fruit Belt neighborhood in 2018.

During this time, two men were also struck by gunfire, but they survived after receiving treatment for leg wounds.

Austin faces 64 years to life in prison when he is sentenced on March 23.

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