Petition Launched To Reopen Case Of Murdered Buffalo State Student
A petition to reopen the case of a murdered Buffalo State College student is gaining signatures. The family of Tyler Lewis is demanding justice for the college student who was brutally murdered on the campus of the University at Buffalo.
The petition, which was started by the Black Lawyers Podcast, has 1,884 of its current goal of 2,500 signatures. The petition says it has two goals,
1) Demand that DA Buffalo office reopen the grand jury not in secret to indict the Tyler's killer based on all the evidence.
2) Demand the Department of Justice investigate the DA Buffalo office for discrimination. DA John Flynn admitted to being racist on camera during this investigation. Also Tyler's family has not been able to receive the name of the killer in order to file a separate wrongful death lawsuit.
In the news video below, Erie County District Attorney John Flynn agrees that he is racist and incompetent:
Is An Admitted Killer Being Protected And Allowed To Walk Free In Buffalo?
Is a known and admitted killer being protected and not being held accountable for taking a young man's life? A family who has been seeking justice for the murder of their son has been told by a grand jury that there will be no justice given to them. The District Attorney in Buffalo has stated that he considers a homicide closed, even though the main suspect is known to law enforcement.
Nothing. No responsibility legally, whatsoever.
I spoke with Tyler Lewis' mother, who described the sophomore college student as sweet. She said he was her favorite person. The pain in her voice was heartbreaking as she spoke about the loss of her only son. Roquishia Lewis, Tyler's mom, said that he was going to school for business and that he wanted to be a real estate mogul.
ROQUISHIA LEWIS, THE MOTHER OF TYLER LEWIS, SPEAKS WITH YASMIN YOUNG
Deadly Stabbing Of College Student At University At Buffalo Still Not Solved
A mother and family are still fighting to get closure and justice in the murder case of their beloved son, nephew, and grandson. It has been 5 months to the day since 19-year-old Buffalo State College sophomore Tyler Lewis was murdered at the North Campus of the University at Buffalo on October 14, 2022.
Erie County District Attorney John Flynn, claims that he presented the evidence in the case to a grand jury, which declined to proceed with any charges against the known suspect. But here are the facts that we know, straight from D.A. Flynn:
- There is a known suspect, who was never arrested
- The suspect is a white male between the ages of 19 and 22
- The murder took place during an alleged drug deal that included the victim and the suspect
- The known suspect stabbed Tyler in the chest after he claims Tyler tried to use counterfeit bills and allegedly punched him
- Law enforcement knows where the homicide happened and the routes taken in the crime
- They "know where the bodies are at"
- They know where the evidence is, but they don't have the knife
- They never recovered the marijuana from the alleged drug deal
- The suspect intentionally cleaned his vehicle, inevitably removing evidence, before turning it over to police
- The suspect discarded or hid the murder weapon
All of the info above was provided by D.A. Flynn himself in the video below:
D.A. Flynn stated matter-of-factly,
I cannot go forward with the prosecution of this case and this matter is closed.
If this is in fact a case of "self-defense," since D.A. Flynn alleges that the suspect was punched by the victim, New York State law does not necessarily give the suspect the right to use deadly force. Penal Law §35.15 states,
A person may not use deadly physical force upon another person under circumstances specified in subdivision one unless:
(a) The actor reasonably believes that such other person is using or about to use deadly physical force. Even in such case, however, the actor may not use deadly physical force if he or she knows that with complete personal safety, to oneself and others he or she may avoid the necessity of so doing by retreating.
Hopefully, the family of Tyler can get the justice he and they deserve!