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Payton Gendron was indicted by a grand jury on charges including domestic act of terrorism motivated by hate in the first degree, first degree murder, second degree murder, attempted murder and weapon charges.

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SUPREME/COUNTY COURT ERIE COUNTY
THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK
against
PAYTON GENDRON
ECDA Legacy No. 00877-2022
IND- rJl"'45'~:;:L/OOI
THE GRAND JURY OF THE COUNTY OF ERIE, by this indictment, accuses
PAYTON GENDRON of the following crime:
FIRST COUNT: DOMESTIC ACT OF TERRORISM MOTIVATED BY HATE IN
THE FIRST DEGREE, in violation of Penal Law S490.28, in that the said PAYTON GENDRON,
on or about the 14th day of May, 2022, in this County, being more than 18 years old at the time of
the commission of the crime, and with intent to cause the death of, or serious physical injury to, five
or more other persons, caused the death of at least one person, to wit: ROBERTA DRURY, and
caused the death of four or more additional persons, to wit: HEYW ARD PATTERSON, PEARL
YOUNG, RUTH WHITFIELD, CELESTINE CHANEY, AARON SALTER, ANDRE MACKNIEL,
MARGUS MORRISON, KATHERINE MASSEY, and GERALDINE TALLEY, none of whom
were participants in the criminal transaction, and the defendant did so in whole or in substantial part
because of the perceived race and/or color of such person or persons regardless of whether that belief
or perception was correct.
SECOND COUNT: AND THE GRAND JURY OF THE COUNTY OF ERIE, by
this indictment, accuses PAYTON GENDRON of the following crime:
MURDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE, in violation of Penal Law S125.27(l)(a)(viii),
in that the said PA YTON GENDRON, on or about the 14th day of May, 2022, in this County, being
more than 18 years old at the time of the commission ofthe crime, and with intent to cause the death
of another person, caused the death of ROBERTA DRURY, who was not a participant in the
criminal transaction, and, as part of the same criminal transaction, the defendant, with intent to cause
serious physical injury to or the death of an additional person, caused the death of HEYWARD
PATIERSON, who was not a participant in the criminal transaction.
THIRD COUNT: AND THE GRAND JURY OF THE COUNTY OF ERIE, by this
indictment, accuses PAYTON GENDRON of the following crime:
MURDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE, in violation of Penal Law gI25.27(l)(a)(viii),
in that the said PA YTON GENDRON, on or about the 14th day of May, 2022, in this County, being
more than 18 years old at the time of the commission ofthe crime, and with intent to cause the death
of another person, caused the death ofHEYW ARD PATIERS ON, who was not a participant in the
criminal transaction, and, as part of the same criminal transaction, the defendant, with intent to cause
serious physical injury to or the death of an additional person, caused the death of PEARL YOUNG,
who was not a participant in the criminal transaction.
FOURTH COUNT: AND THE GRAND JURY OF THE COUNTY OF ERIE, by
this indictment, accuses PAYTON GENDRON of the following crime:
MURDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE, in violation of Penal Law gI25.27(1)(a)(viii),
in that the said PA YTON GENDRON, on or about the 14th day of May, 2022, in this County, being
more than 18 years old at the time of the commission ofthe crime, and with intent to cause the death
of another person, caused the death of PEARL YOUNG, who was not a participant in the criminal
transaction, and, as part of the same criminal transaction, the defendant, with intent to cause serious
physical injury to or the death ofan additional person, caused the death of RUTH WHITFIELD, who
was not a participant in the criminal transaction.
FIFTH COUNT: AND THE GRAND JURY OF THE COUNTY OF ERIE, by this
indictment, accuses PAYTON GENDRON of the following crime:
MURDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE, in violation of Penal Law gI25.27(1)(a)(viii),
in that the said PA YTON GENDRON, on or about the 14th day of May, 2022, in this County, being
more than 18 years old at the time of the commission of the crime, and with intent to cause the death
of another person, caused the death of RUTH WHITFIELD, who was not a participant in the
criminal transaction, and, as part of the same criminal transaction, the defendant, with intent to cause
serious physical injury to or the death of an additional person, caused the death of CELESTINE
CHANEY, who was not a participant in the criminal transaction.
SIXTH COUNT: AND THE GRAND JURY OF THE COUNTY OF ERIE, by this
indictment, accuses PAYTON GENDRON of the following crime:
MURDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE, in violation of Pena! Law SI25.27(1)(a)(viii),
in that the said PA YTON GENDRON, on or about the 14th day of May, 2022, in this County, being
more than 18 years old at the time of the commission of the crime, and with intent to cause the death
of another person, caused the death of CELESTINE CHANEY, who was not a participant in the
criminal transaction, and, as part of the same criminal transaction, the defendant, with intent to cause
serious physical injury to or the death of an additional person, caused the death of AARON
SALTER, who was not a participant in the criminal transaction.
SEVENTH COUNT: AND THE GRAND JUR Y OF THE COUNTY OF ERIE, by
this indictment, accuses PA YTON GENDRON of the following crime:
MURDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE, in violation of Penal Law SI25.27(1)(a)(viii),
in that the said PA YTON GENDRO, ,on or about the 14th day of May, 2022, in this County, being
more than 18 years old at the time ofthe commission of the crime, and with intent to cause the death
of another person, caused the death of AARON SALTER, who was not a participant in the criminal
transaction, and, as part of the same criminal transaction, the defendant, with intent to cause serious
physical injury to or the death of an additional person, caused the death of ANDRE MACKNIEL,
who was not a participant in the criminal transaction.
EIGHTH COUNT: AND THE GRAND JURY OFTHE COUNTY OF ERIE, by this
indictment, accuses PAYTON GENDRON of the following crime:
MURDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE, in violation of Penal Law S125.27(l)(a)(viii),
in that the said PAYTON GENDRON, on or about the 14th day of May, 2022, in this County, being
more'than 18 years old at the time of the commission of the crime, and with intent to cause the death
of another person, caused the death of ANDRE MACKNIEL, who was not a participant in the
criminal transaction, and, as part of the same criminal transaction, the defendant, with intent to cause
serious physical injury to or the death of an additional person, caused the death of MARGUS
MORRISON, who was not a participant in the criminal transaction.
NINTH COUNT: AND THE GRAND JUR Y OF THE COUNTY OF ERIE, by this
indictment, accuses PA YTON GENDRON of the following crime:
MURDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE, in violation of Penal Law SI25.27(l)(a)(viii),
in that the said PAYTON GENDRON, on or about the 14th day of May, 2022, in this County, being
more than 18 years old at the time of the commission of the crime, and with intent to cause the death
of another person, caused the death of MARGUS MORRISON, who was not a participant in the
criminal transaction, and, as part ofthe same criminal transaction, the defendant, with intent to cause
serious physical injury to or the death of an additional person, caused the death of KATHERINE
MASSEY, who was not a participant in the criminal transaction.
TENTH COUNT: AND THE GRAND JURY OF THE COUNTY OF ERIE, by this
indictment, accuses PAYTON GENDRON of the following crime:
MURDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE, in violation of Penal Law S125.27(l)(a)(viii),
in that the said PA YTON GENDRON, on or about the 14th day of May, 2022, in this County, being
more than 18years old at the time of the commission of the crime, and with intent to cause the death
of another person, caused the death of KATHERINE MASSEY, who was not a participant in the
criminal transaction, and, as part of the same criminal transaction, the defendant, with intent to cause
serious physical injury to or the death of an additional person, caused the death of GERALDINE
TALLEY, who was not a participant in the criminal transaction.
ELEVENTH COUNT: AND THE GRAND JURY OF THE COUNTY OF ERIE
,
by this indictment, accuses PA YTON GENDRON of the following crime:
MURDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE, in violation of Penal Law S125.27(1)(a)(viii),
in that the said PA YTON GENDRON, on or about the 14th day of May, 2022, in this County, being
more than 18 years old at the time of the commission of the crime, and with intent to cause the death
of another person, caused the death of GERALDINE TALLEY, who was not a participant in the
criminal transaction, and, as part of the same criminal transaction, the defendant, with intent to cause
serious physical injury to or the death of an additional person, caused the death of ROBERTA
DRUR Y, who was not a participant in the criminal transaction.
TWELFTH COUNT: AND THE GRAND JUR Y OF THE COUNTY OF ERIE, by
this indictment, accuses PAYTON GENDRON of the following crime:
MURDER IN THE SECOND DEGREE, as a HATE CRIME, in violation of Penal
Law SS 125.25(1),485.05(1 )(b), in that the said PA YTON GENDRON, on or about the 14th day of
May, 2022, in this County, with intent to cause the death of another person, caused the death of
ROBERTA DRURY, and intentionally committed this act in whole or in substantial part because
of a belief or perception regarding the race and/or color of ROBERTA DRURY, regardless of
whether the belief or perception was correct.
THIRTEENTH COUNT: AND THE GRAND JURY OF THE COUNTY OF ERIE,
by this indictment, accuses PA YTON GENDRON of the following crime:
MURDER IN THE SECOND DEGREE, as a HATE CRIME, in violation of Penal
Law SS 125.25(1), 485.05(1)(b), in that the said PA YTON GENDRON, on or about the 14th day of
May, 2022, in this County, with intent to cause the' death of another person, caused the death of
HEYW ARD PATTERSON, and intentionally committed this act in whole or in substantial part
because of a belief or perception regarding the race and/or color of HEYWARD PATTERSON,
regardless of whether the belief or perception was correct.
FOURTEENTH COUNT: AND THE GRAND JURY OFTHE COUNTY OF ERIE ,
by this indictment, accuses PAYTON GENDRON of the following crime:
MURDER IN THE SECOND DEGREE, as a HATE CRIME, in violation of Penal
Law ~~ 125.25(1),485.05(1 )(b), in that the said PAYTON GENDRON, on or about the 14th day of
May, 2022, in this County, with intent to cause the death of another person, caused the death of
PEARL YOUNG, and intentionally committed this act in whole or in substantial part because of a
belief or perception regarding the race and/or color of PEARL YOUNG, regardless of whether the
belief or perception was correct.
FIFTEENTH COUNT: AND THE GRAND JURY OF THE COUNTY OF ERIE,
by this indictment, accuses PAYTON GENDRON of the following crime:
MURDER IN THE SECOND DEGREE, as a HATE CRIME, in violation of Penal
Law ~~ 125.25(1), 485.05(1)(b), in that the said PA YTON GENDRON, on or about the 14th day of
May, 2022, in this County, with intent to cause the death of another person, caused the death of
RUTH WHITFIELD, and intentionally committed this act in whole or in substantial part because
of a belief or perception regarding the race and/or color of RUTH WHITFIELD, regardless of
whether the belief or perception was correct.
SIXTEENTH COUNT: AND THE GRAND JURY OF THE COUNTY OF ERIE,
by this indictment, accuses PAYTON GENDRON of the following crime:
MURDER IN THE SECOND DEGREE, as a HATE CRIME, in violation of Penal
Law ~~ 125.25(1), 485.05(1)(b), in that the said PA YTON GENDRON, on or about the 14th day of
May, 2022, in this County, with intent to cause the death of another person, caused the death of
CELESTINE CHANEY, and intentionally committed this act in whole or in substantial part because
of a belief or perception regarding the race and/or color of CELESTINE CHANEY, regardless of
whether the belief or perception was correct.

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Grand Jury Indictment of Payton Gendron in Buffalo Mass Shooting

  • 1. SUPREME/COUNTY COURT ERIE COUNTY THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF NEW YORK against PAYTON GENDRON ECDA Legacy No. 00877-2022 IND- rJl"'45'~:;:L/OOI THE GRAND JURY OF THE COUNTY OF ERIE, by this indictment, accuses PAYTON GENDRON of the following crime: FIRST COUNT: DOMESTIC ACT OF TERRORISM MOTIVATED BY HATE IN THE FIRST DEGREE, in violation of Penal Law S490.28, in that the said PAYTON GENDRON, on or about the 14th day of May, 2022, in this County, being more than 18 years old at the time of the commission of the crime, and with intent to cause the death of, or serious physical injury to, five or more other persons, caused the death of at least one person, to wit: ROBERTA DRURY, and caused the death of four or more additional persons, to wit: HEYW ARD PATTERSON, PEARL YOUNG, RUTH WHITFIELD, CELESTINE CHANEY, AARON SALTER, ANDRE MACKNIEL, MARGUS MORRISON, KATHERINE MASSEY, and GERALDINE TALLEY, none of whom were participants in the criminal transaction, and the defendant did so in whole or in substantial part because of the perceived race and/or color of such person or persons regardless of whether that belief or perception was correct. SECOND COUNT: AND THE GRAND JURY OF THE COUNTY OF ERIE, by this indictment, accuses PAYTON GENDRON of the following crime: MURDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE, in violation of Penal Law S125.27(l)(a)(viii), in that the said PA YTON GENDRON, on or about the 14th day of May, 2022, in this County, being more than 18 years old at the time of the commission ofthe crime, and with intent to cause the death of another person, caused the death of ROBERTA DRURY, who was not a participant in the criminal transaction, and, as part of the same criminal transaction, the defendant, with intent to cause
  • 2. serious physical injury to or the death of an additional person, caused the death of HEYWARD PATIERSON, who was not a participant in the criminal transaction. THIRD COUNT: AND THE GRAND JURY OF THE COUNTY OF ERIE, by this indictment, accuses PAYTON GENDRON of the following crime: MURDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE, in violation of Penal Law gI25.27(l)(a)(viii), in that the said PA YTON GENDRON, on or about the 14th day of May, 2022, in this County, being more than 18 years old at the time of the commission ofthe crime, and with intent to cause the death of another person, caused the death ofHEYW ARD PATIERS ON, who was not a participant in the criminal transaction, and, as part of the same criminal transaction, the defendant, with intent to cause serious physical injury to or the death of an additional person, caused the death of PEARL YOUNG, who was not a participant in the criminal transaction. FOURTH COUNT: AND THE GRAND JURY OF THE COUNTY OF ERIE, by this indictment, accuses PAYTON GENDRON of the following crime: MURDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE, in violation of Penal Law gI25.27(1)(a)(viii), in that the said PA YTON GENDRON, on or about the 14th day of May, 2022, in this County, being more than 18 years old at the time of the commission ofthe crime, and with intent to cause the death of another person, caused the death of PEARL YOUNG, who was not a participant in the criminal transaction, and, as part of the same criminal transaction, the defendant, with intent to cause serious physical injury to or the death ofan additional person, caused the death of RUTH WHITFIELD, who was not a participant in the criminal transaction. FIFTH COUNT: AND THE GRAND JURY OF THE COUNTY OF ERIE, by this indictment, accuses PAYTON GENDRON of the following crime: MURDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE, in violation of Penal Law gI25.27(1)(a)(viii), in that the said PA YTON GENDRON, on or about the 14th day of May, 2022, in this County, being more than 18 years old at the time of the commission of the crime, and with intent to cause the death
  • 3. of another person, caused the death of RUTH WHITFIELD, who was not a participant in the criminal transaction, and, as part of the same criminal transaction, the defendant, with intent to cause serious physical injury to or the death of an additional person, caused the death of CELESTINE CHANEY, who was not a participant in the criminal transaction. SIXTH COUNT: AND THE GRAND JURY OF THE COUNTY OF ERIE, by this indictment, accuses PAYTON GENDRON of the following crime: MURDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE, in violation of Pena! Law SI25.27(1)(a)(viii), in that the said PA YTON GENDRON, on or about the 14th day of May, 2022, in this County, being more than 18 years old at the time of the commission of the crime, and with intent to cause the death of another person, caused the death of CELESTINE CHANEY, who was not a participant in the criminal transaction, and, as part of the same criminal transaction, the defendant, with intent to cause serious physical injury to or the death of an additional person, caused the death of AARON SALTER, who was not a participant in the criminal transaction. SEVENTH COUNT: AND THE GRAND JUR Y OF THE COUNTY OF ERIE, by this indictment, accuses PA YTON GENDRON of the following crime: MURDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE, in violation of Penal Law SI25.27(1)(a)(viii), in that the said PA YTON GENDRO, ,on or about the 14th day of May, 2022, in this County, being more than 18 years old at the time ofthe commission of the crime, and with intent to cause the death of another person, caused the death of AARON SALTER, who was not a participant in the criminal transaction, and, as part of the same criminal transaction, the defendant, with intent to cause serious physical injury to or the death of an additional person, caused the death of ANDRE MACKNIEL, who was not a participant in the criminal transaction. EIGHTH COUNT: AND THE GRAND JURY OFTHE COUNTY OF ERIE, by this indictment, accuses PAYTON GENDRON of the following crime:
  • 4. MURDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE, in violation of Penal Law S125.27(l)(a)(viii), in that the said PAYTON GENDRON, on or about the 14th day of May, 2022, in this County, being more'than 18 years old at the time of the commission of the crime, and with intent to cause the death of another person, caused the death of ANDRE MACKNIEL, who was not a participant in the criminal transaction, and, as part of the same criminal transaction, the defendant, with intent to cause serious physical injury to or the death of an additional person, caused the death of MARGUS MORRISON, who was not a participant in the criminal transaction. NINTH COUNT: AND THE GRAND JUR Y OF THE COUNTY OF ERIE, by this indictment, accuses PA YTON GENDRON of the following crime: MURDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE, in violation of Penal Law SI25.27(l)(a)(viii), in that the said PAYTON GENDRON, on or about the 14th day of May, 2022, in this County, being more than 18 years old at the time of the commission of the crime, and with intent to cause the death of another person, caused the death of MARGUS MORRISON, who was not a participant in the criminal transaction, and, as part ofthe same criminal transaction, the defendant, with intent to cause serious physical injury to or the death of an additional person, caused the death of KATHERINE MASSEY, who was not a participant in the criminal transaction. TENTH COUNT: AND THE GRAND JURY OF THE COUNTY OF ERIE, by this indictment, accuses PAYTON GENDRON of the following crime: MURDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE, in violation of Penal Law S125.27(l)(a)(viii), in that the said PA YTON GENDRON, on or about the 14th day of May, 2022, in this County, being more than 18years old at the time of the commission of the crime, and with intent to cause the death of another person, caused the death of KATHERINE MASSEY, who was not a participant in the criminal transaction, and, as part of the same criminal transaction, the defendant, with intent to cause serious physical injury to or the death of an additional person, caused the death of GERALDINE TALLEY, who was not a participant in the criminal transaction.
  • 5. ELEVENTH COUNT: AND THE GRAND JURY OF THE COUNTY OF ERIE , by this indictment, accuses PA YTON GENDRON of the following crime: MURDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE, in violation of Penal Law S125.27(1)(a)(viii), in that the said PA YTON GENDRON, on or about the 14th day of May, 2022, in this County, being more than 18 years old at the time of the commission of the crime, and with intent to cause the death of another person, caused the death of GERALDINE TALLEY, who was not a participant in the criminal transaction, and, as part of the same criminal transaction, the defendant, with intent to cause serious physical injury to or the death of an additional person, caused the death of ROBERTA DRUR Y, who was not a participant in the criminal transaction. TWELFTH COUNT: AND THE GRAND JUR Y OF THE COUNTY OF ERIE, by this indictment, accuses PAYTON GENDRON of the following crime: MURDER IN THE SECOND DEGREE, as a HATE CRIME, in violation of Penal Law SS 125.25(1),485.05(1 )(b), in that the said PA YTON GENDRON, on or about the 14th day of May, 2022, in this County, with intent to cause the death of another person, caused the death of ROBERTA DRURY, and intentionally committed this act in whole or in substantial part because of a belief or perception regarding the race and/or color of ROBERTA DRURY, regardless of whether the belief or perception was correct. THIRTEENTH COUNT: AND THE GRAND JURY OF THE COUNTY OF ERIE, by this indictment, accuses PA YTON GENDRON of the following crime: MURDER IN THE SECOND DEGREE, as a HATE CRIME, in violation of Penal Law SS 125.25(1), 485.05(1)(b), in that the said PA YTON GENDRON, on or about the 14th day of May, 2022, in this County, with intent to cause the' death of another person, caused the death of HEYW ARD PATTERSON, and intentionally committed this act in whole or in substantial part because of a belief or perception regarding the race and/or color of HEYWARD PATTERSON, regardless of whether the belief or perception was correct.
  • 6. FOURTEENTH COUNT: AND THE GRAND JURY OFTHE COUNTY OF ERIE , by this indictment, accuses PAYTON GENDRON of the following crime: MURDER IN THE SECOND DEGREE, as a HATE CRIME, in violation of Penal Law ~~ 125.25(1),485.05(1 )(b), in that the said PAYTON GENDRON, on or about the 14th day of May, 2022, in this County, with intent to cause the death of another person, caused the death of PEARL YOUNG, and intentionally committed this act in whole or in substantial part because of a belief or perception regarding the race and/or color of PEARL YOUNG, regardless of whether the belief or perception was correct. FIFTEENTH COUNT: AND THE GRAND JURY OF THE COUNTY OF ERIE, by this indictment, accuses PAYTON GENDRON of the following crime: MURDER IN THE SECOND DEGREE, as a HATE CRIME, in violation of Penal Law ~~ 125.25(1), 485.05(1)(b), in that the said PA YTON GENDRON, on or about the 14th day of May, 2022, in this County, with intent to cause the death of another person, caused the death of RUTH WHITFIELD, and intentionally committed this act in whole or in substantial part because of a belief or perception regarding the race and/or color of RUTH WHITFIELD, regardless of whether the belief or perception was correct. SIXTEENTH COUNT: AND THE GRAND JURY OF THE COUNTY OF ERIE, by this indictment, accuses PAYTON GENDRON of the following crime: MURDER IN THE SECOND DEGREE, as a HATE CRIME, in violation of Penal Law ~~ 125.25(1), 485.05(1)(b), in that the said PA YTON GENDRON, on or about the 14th day of May, 2022, in this County, with intent to cause the death of another person, caused the death of CELESTINE CHANEY, and intentionally committed this act in whole or in substantial part because of a belief or perception regarding the race and/or color of CELESTINE CHANEY, regardless of whether the belief or perception was correct.
  • 7. SEVENTEENTH COUNT: AND THE GRAND JURY OF THE COUNTY OF ERIE, by this indictment, accuses PA YTON GENDRON of the following crime: MURDER IN THE SECOND DEGREE, as a HATE CRIME, in violation of Penal Law 99 125.25(1), 485.05(1)(b), in that the said PA YTON GENDRON, on or about the 14th day of May, 2022, in this County, with intent to cause the death of another person, caused the death of AARON SALTER, and intentionally committed this act in whole or in substantial part because of a belief or perception regarding the race and/or color of AARON SALTER, regardless of whether the belief or perception was correct. EIGHTEENTH COUNT: AND THE GRAND JURY OF THE COUNTY OF ERIE, by this indictment, accuses PAYTON GENDRON of the following crime: MURDER IN THE SECOND DEGREE, as a HATE CRIME, in violation of Penal Law 99125.25(1), 485.05(1)(b), in that the said PA YTON GENDRON, on or about the 14th day of May, 2022, in this County, with intent to cause the death of another person, caused the death of ANDRE MACKNIEL, and intentionally committed this act in whole or in substantial part because of a belief or perception regarding the race and/or color of ANDRE MACKNIEL, regardless of whether the belief or perception was correct. NINETEENTH COUNT: AND THE GRAND JURY OF THE COUNTY OF ERIE, by this indictment, accuses PAYTON GENDRON of the following crime: MURDER IN THE SECOND DEGREE, as a HATE CRIME, in violation of Penal Law 99 125.25(1), 485.05(I)(b), in that the said PA YTON GENDRON, on or about the 14th day of May, 2022, in this County, with intent to cause the death of another person, caused the death of MARGUS MORRISON, and intentionally committed this act in whole or in substantial part because of a belief or perception regarding the race and/or color of MARGUS MORRISON, regardless of whether the belief or perception was correct.
  • 8. TWENTIETH COUNT: AND THE GRAND JURY OF THE COUNTY OF ERIE , by this indictment, accuses PAYTON GENDRON of the following crime: MURDER IN THE SECOND DEGREE, as a HATE CRIME, in violation of Penal Law ~~ 125.25(1), 485.05(1)(b), in that the said PA YTON GENDRON, on or about the 14th day of May, 2022, in this County, with intent to cause the death of another person, caused the death of KATHERINE MASSEY, and intentionally committed this act in whole or in substantial part because of a belief or perception regarding the race and/or color of KATHERINE MASSEY, regardless of whether the belief or perception was correct. TWENTY-FIRST COUNT: AND THE GRAND JURY OF THE COUNTY OF ERIE, by this indictment, accuses PAYTON GENDRON of the following crime: MURDER IN THE SECOND DEGREE, as a HATE CRIME, in violation of Penal Law ~~ 125.25(1), 485.05(1)(b), in that the said PAYTON GENDRON, on or about the 14th day of May, 2022, in this County, with intent to cause the death of another person, caused the death of GERALDINE TALLEY, and intentionally committed this act in whole or in substantial part because of a belief or perception regarding the race and/or color of GERALDINE TALLEY, regardless of whether the belief or perception was correct. TWENTY -SECOND COUNT: AND THE GRAND JUR Y OF THE COUNTY OF ERIE, by this indictment, accuses PAYTON GENDRON of the following crime: ATTEMPTED MURDER IN THE SECOND DEGREE, as a HATE CRIME, in violation of Penal Law ~~ I 10.00, 125.25(1), 485.05(1)(b), in that the said PA YTON GENDRON, on or about the 14th day of May, 2022, in this County, with intent to cause the death of another person, attempted to cause the death of ZAIRE GOODMAN, and intentionally committed this act in whole or in substantial part because of a belief or perception regarding the race and/or color of ZAIRE GOODMAN, regardless of whether the belief or perception was correct.
  • 9. TWENTY-THIRD COUNT: AND THE GRAND JURY OF THE COUNTY OF ERIE, by this indictment, accuses PA YTON GENDRON of the following crime: ATTEMPTED MURDER IN THE SECOND DEGREE, as a HATE CRIME, in violation of Penal Law SS 110.00,125.25(1), 485.05(1)(b), in that the said PAYTON GENDRON, on or about the 14th day of May, 2022, in this County, with intent to cause the death of another person, attempted to cause the death of CHRISTOPHER BRADEN, and intentionally committed this act in whole or in substantial part because of a belief or perception regarding the race and/or color of another person, regardless of whether the belief or perception was correct. TWENTY-FOURTH COUNT: AND THE GRAND JURY OF THE COUNTY OF ERIE,. by this indictment, accuses PAYTON GENDRON of the following crime: ATTEMPTED MURDER IN THE SECOND DEGREE, as a HATE CRIME, in violation of Penal Law SS 110.00, 125.25(1), 485.05(1)(b), in that the said PAYTON GENDRON, on or about the 14th day of May, 2022, in this County, with intent to cause the death of another person, attempted to cause the death of JENNIFER WARRINGTON, and intentionally committed this act in whole or in substantial part because of a belief or perception regarding the race and/or color of another person, regardless of whether the belief or perception was correct. TWENTY-FIFTH COUNT: AND THE GRAND JURY OF THE COUNTY OF ERIE, by this indictment, accuses PAYTON GENDRON of the following crime: CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF A WEAPON IN THE SECOND DEGREE, AN AR..1ED FELONY, in violation of Penal Law S265.03(3), in that the said PAYTON GENDRON, on or about the 14th day of May, 2022, in this County, knowingly possessed a loaded firearm, to wit: an assault weapon.
  • 10. Clerk JUN - ] 202~0" 00877-2022 I SOPREM~~I~~(}~T~,oURT ,4-B Term, 20__ 22 TilE PEOPLE AGAINST PAYTON GENDRON . j Arraigned the day of __ 20 _ Plead Guilty" Counsel ------ FiledlUN - 120lL day of __ 20_" ~pua~ INDICTMENT ! t DOMESTIC ACT OF TERRORISM MOTIVATED BY HATE IN THE FIRST DEGREE, P.L. 9490.28 MURDER IN THE FIRST DEGREE, P.L. 9125.27(l)(a)(viii) 10 COUNTS MURDER IN THE SECOND DEGREE, AS A HATE CRIME, P.L. 99125.25(1), 485.05(1)(b) 10 COUNTS ATTEMPTED MURDER IN THE SECOND DEGREE, AS A HATE CRIME, P.L. 99110.00, 125.25(1), 485.05(1)(b) 3 COUNTS CRIMINAL POSSESSION OF A WEAPON IN THE SECOND DEGREE, AN ARMED FELONY, P.L. 9265.03(3) JOliN J. FLYNN DISTRICT AnORNEY ! A TRUE BILL CL<Lr;gm&i;;:;fW;qoreperson OA.10 (Rev, 12/16) ECOA