Two Indicted in Death of Lockport Teenager

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The Niagara County Courthouse where Lockport Family Court is located.


By: Staff Reporter

Niagara County District Attorney Brian Seaman announced that two Adolescent Offenders, as well as an adult, Jonathan Frey, were arraigned today on an Indictment in Niagara County Youth Part by the Honorable Diane Vitello.  The defendants were charged in relation to the October 17, 2020 shooting in Lockport that resulted in injuries to five young people and the death of Cheyenne Farewell.

Each of the two youths were charged with Murder in the Second Degree, multiple counts of Assault in the First Degree and Assault in the Second Degree, Reckless Endangerment, and Criminal Possession of a Weapon charges.

Jonathan Frey was charged with one count of Hindering Prosecution in the First Degree for his participation in the offenses.

First Assistant District Attorney Doreen Hoffmann and ADA Mary-Jean Bowman are prosecuting the matter, which is scheduled to return to court on February 16, 2021 at 1:30 for a Discovery Compliance conference.

The Adolescent Offenders are being held on $500,000 bail.  All three defendants remain in custody.

All charges are merely accusations and defendants are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

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