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.
A second doctor now reports that Amanda Wienckowski was murdered, but the family still can't get a homicide investigation started.
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.
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.
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.