Teen sentenced to 25 years for grisly North Buffalo murder

May 29, 2013

A Buffalo teenager has been given the maximum 25-year prison sentence for his role in the death of a 16-year-old in North Buffalo who was set on fire after being stabbed more than 50 times.

Colvin & Tauton in North Buffalo near the scene of the murder
Credit WBFO News file photo

In court Wednesday, 17-year-old Ezeiekile Nafi said he knows what he did was wrong and apologized. He was convicted of first-degree manslaughter in March.

Prosecutors have said they believe 16-year-old Darren Brown was the victim of a gang-motivated attack last July. Nafi's attorney told the judge Nafi stabbed Brown five times but that other attackers had set Brown's body on fire.

A second teen, Demetrius Huff, pleaded guilty earlier to manslaughter but then refused to cooperate against Nafi. State Supreme Court Justice Russell Buscaglia has thrown out that plea and scheduled trial for September.