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Man convicted of killing 15-year-old girl given maximum sentence

An East side Buffalo gang member who killed a 15-year-old girl in an eruption of gunfire was sentenced Monday to the maximum 25 years-to-life in prison in Erie County Court. 

Twenty-six-year-old Kevin Davis II was convicted of second-degree murder in April in the killing of Dominique Maye, a ninth grade student at Riverside Institute of Technology.

Davis used an AK-47 assault rifle to fire 19 bullets into the Hewitt Avenue home where Maye had been staying on September 30, 2010. 

Prosecutors say Maye was an innocent victim caught in the crossfire of gang violence.

Authorities believe Davis was targeting Maye's brother Cardricus Maye, who is also a gang member.  The two men are members of a group known as the Gangster Disciples. Maye was targeted because he was thought to be an informant.

According to a Buffalo News account, Davis had no comment at today's sentencing.


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