Cheektowaga woman gets two decades in prison for manslaughter

BUFFALO – A Cheektowaga woman will spend nearly two-decades behind bars after she admitted to killing a Village of Sloan woman on New Years Day.

Nadiyah Whitaker, 32, was sentenced by Erie County Court Judge Thomas P. Franczyk to 19 years in prison plus five years post-release supervision for the deadly shooting according to Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn’s office.

Ms. Whitaker pleaded guilty to Manslaughter in the First Degree.  She fatally shot Shanna Mason, 30, of Sloan, at 250 Gold Street in the city of Buffalo on January 1, 2017, back in November.

DA Flynn commends the investigative work of Buffalo Police Homicide Detectives Michael Mordino, Timothy Salamone, and Richard Wagstaff. Homicide Bureau Chief Colleen Curtin Gable prosecuted the case.

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