Man arraigned for 2018 Buffalo murder

BUFFALO, NY – Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 23-year-old Sidney Watson of Buffalo was virtually arraigned this morning before Buffalo City Court Judge Andrew C. LoTempio on one count of Murder in the Second Degree, a Class “A-I” felony, and one count of Criminal Possession of a Weapon in the Second Degree, a Class “C” felony.

It is alleged that on June 2, 2018, at approximately 3:00 a.m., the defendant was involved in the fatal shooting of 36-year-old Paris Warren, Jr. on Genesee Street near High Street in the City of Buffalo. The victim died at the scene.

Watson is scheduled to return on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. for a felony hearing. The defendant was remanded without bail.

If convicted on all charges, Watson faces up to 25 years to life in prison.

DA Flynn commends the Detective Timothy Rooney and the Buffalo Police Homicide Squad for their work in the investigation.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Christine M. Garvey of the DA’s Homicide Bureau.

As are all persons accused of a crime, the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.