Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 47-year-old Charrinda Gray of Buffalo was arraigned yesterday afternoon before State Supreme Court Justice Paul B. Wojtaszek on an indictment charging her with one count of Manslaughter in the First Degree (Class “B” violent felony).
It is alleged that on Thursday, November 19, 2020, at approximately 7:57 p.m., Buffalo Police officers responded to a 911 call for a reported stabbing at the defendant’s residence on Heward Avenue in the City of Buffalo. Officers allegedly found the male victim outside of the home with stab wounds to his abdomen and buttocks. The defendant is accused of intentionally stabbing the victim, her boyfriend, with a kitchen knife during an argument.
The victim, 46-year-old Samuel A. Jackson, was taken by ambulance to ECMC where he died from the injuries.
Gray is scheduled to return on Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. for a pre-trial hearing. She remains released on $250,000 bond previously posted in Buffalo City Court.
If convicted of the charge, Gray faces a maximum sentence of 25 years in prison.
DA Flynn commends Detectives Erin McCarthy and Anthony Lapiana of the Buffalo Police Department for their work in the investigation.
The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Ryan D. Haggerty of the Homicide Bureau.
As are all persons accused of a crime, the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.