Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced that a Buffalo man has been found guilty of the stabbing death of a woman on Doat Street. A jury found the 28-year-old man guilty of one count of Murder in the Second Degree and two counts of Criminal Contempt in the Second Degree. Talyn D. Williams was convicted of all counts against him. Jurors announced the guilty verdict on the morning of Wednesday, September 7, 2022. It took jurors approximately 3 1/2 hours of deliberation. The trial lasted four days.

On June 19, 2020, Williams was involved in a fight with a female victim inside of his home on the 300 block of Doat Street in the City of Buffalo. The incident took place around 2:30 am. After his altercation with the female victim, he intentionally stabbed her friend. The other female victim was stabbed outside of the home. She was taken to Erie County Medical Center. The woman, 28-year-old Allison Turner, succumbed to her injuries at the hospital.

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Williams was charged with murder and arraigned on June 20, 2020. An order of protection was also issued against him by Buffalo City Court Judge Andrew C. LoTempio on behalf of the victim he fought with. He violated the no-contact order twice by calling the victim while he was incarcerated at the Erie County Holding Center.

He is facing up to 27 years to life in prison. Williams will be sentenced before Erie County Court Judge Shelia A. DiTullio on Wednesday, October 12, 2022, at 9:30 in the morning. He has been remanded without bail. Assistant District Attorney Ashley M. Morgan of the Homicide Bureau and Assistant District Attorney Andres D. Ortiz of the Special Victims/Domestic Violence Bureau prosecuted the case.

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