City of Lockport Homicide Case Set for Grand Jury

The two teens charged with the October 17th intentional homicide of Brockport student Cheyenne Farewell on South Niagara Street in Lockport will be headed to a Grand Jury trial.  This coming as after the 16- and 17-year old’s appearance in a Niagara County Youth Court on Monday. 

During the assault on a Halloween Party, eight bullets penetrated a side garage door, killing Farwell and injuring five others.  It is believed by investigators that the two minors charged with murder had been engaged in a prior disagreement earlier that night at the same party.  Farwell, and the five others wounded, were reported by investigators to have no knowledge or connection to the disagreement.

While a public defender representing the 17-year-old suspect objected to a confession taken in police custody, District Attorney Caroline Wojtaszek countered that notion.  “Despite the legal arguments made by the defense in court today, we are comfortable that the proper legal safeguards were followed by the Lockport Police Department when interviewing the juveniles involved in this case.”  She added, “The admissibility of the defendant’s statements will be litigated at a later date.”