Amanda Wienckowski

Crime
12:26 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

Garner sentenced to 18 years for multiple crimes

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An admitted violent criminal is off the streets. Antoine Garner was sentenced to 18 years in prison in three separate cases in Erie County Court Tuesday morning.

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Crime
9:49 am
Wed January 30, 2013

Wienckowski family appears before Buffalo Common Council; second doctor says she was murdered

Amanda Wienckowski's family gathers on the steps of City Hall
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A second doctor now reports that Amanda Wienckowski was murdered, but the family still can't get a homicide investigation started. 

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Crime
10:18 am
Thu January 10, 2013

Four years later, Wienckowski family still seeks answers

Amanda Wienchowski family gathers on steps of City Hall
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On the fourth anniversary of the finding of the body of Amanda Wienckowski in Buffalo, the family's lawyer claims another doctor says the young woman's death was a murder, not an overdose.

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Local
10:07 am
Wed February 8, 2012

Medical expert says Wienchowski's cause of death should be reclassified as "undetermined"

An independent medical examiner says Amanda Wienchowski's cause of death should be reclassified as "undetermined."

Dr. Scott LaPoint released a 16-page review  following his investigation into the 2009 death. 

The Erie County Medical Examiner had previously determined that Wienchowski died from an accidental drug overdose, but a pathologist hired by the family found strangulation to be the cause of death. 

Erie County District Attorney Frank Sedita hired LaPoint.  Sedita said the specifics of the case led LaPoint to his conclusion.

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Local
6:08 pm
Tue November 22, 2011

Second autospy points to strangulation in Wienckowski death

Amanda Wienckowski

The second autopsy in the death of Amanda Wienckowski indicates she was strangled. The autopsy was released Tuesday afternoon and indicated she was strangled and beaten.

The second autopsy was ordered by her family after the 20-year old's frozen remains were found in a garbage tote on Buffalo's East Side in January 2009.

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