The 17-year-old Buffalo girl accused of murdering her step-grandfather had been planning to kill him for weeks because he was physically abusing her, according to the mother of her co-defendant. Johanna Jirdon told The Buffalo News on Wednesday her son, Romaine Jirdon, 19, told her that his girlfriend Alexandria Heath came up with the idea to kill Thomas Heath but now she is trying to put all of the blame on her son.
A Buffalo man is accused of holding a woman's head underwater in a toilet during an attack early Monday, according to a police report. Gary D. Sullivan, 41, was arrested at about 12:30 a.m. Monday at an apartment on Weyand Avenue, off Seneca Street, according to a report. Sullivan is also accused of slapping, punching and choking the victim, the report states. He was charged with two counts of criminal obstruction of breathing, third-degree assault and second-degree harassment.
Thomas Heath raised Alexandria Heath like she was his own child, even though she wasn't. He called "Allie" his daughter. She called him dad. But Friday, she and her boyfriend killed him, according to Buffalo police. The 17-year-old was actually Heath's step-granddaughter – a daughter of his ex-wife's daughter from another relationship. In recent months, the teenager caused him more and more grief, a friend of Heath said.
About 30 members of Thomas Heath's family were in court, many wearing buttons with his picture. Two of his nieces said they came to show support and because they want to see justice done. https://t.co/QrrauRhb19
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