Buffalo man sentenced to 12 years in prison for fatal shooting

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — A Buffalo man was sentenced to 12 years in prison Wednesday for fatally shooting a woman just over a year ago, the Erie County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Officials said 22-year-old Jamin Haygood fatally shot 51-year-old Jacquette Holley with an illegal shotgun on the night of May 27, 2023 inside a Delaware Avenue apartment building. Holley died at the scene.

Haygood pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree manslaughter in March. He was also sentenced as a second violent felony offender and received five years of post-release supervision following his prison term.

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Adam Gorski is a Buffalo native who joined the News 4 team in 2022. You can find more of his work here.

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