© 2023 Western New York Public Broadcasting Association

140 Lower Terrace
Buffalo, NY 14202

Mailing Address:
Horizons Plaza P.O. Box 1263
Buffalo, NY 14240-1263

Buffalo Toronto Public Media | Phone 716-845-7000
WBFO Newsroom | Phone: 716-845-7040
Your NPR Station
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

Former Attica corrections officer pleads guilty to attempted murder

60CentreStExtW.jpg

A former corrections officer has pleaded guilty to attempting to fatally stab his ex-girlfriend.

The Erie County District Attorney's Office says Peter Vegas, 38 of Buffalo, pleaded guilty in State Supreme Court Tuesday to one count of attempted murder in the second degree, one count of assault in the second degree and three counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

DA John Flynn says on the evening of May 21, 2017, Vegas drove from his work at the Attica Correctional Facility to the home of his ex-girlfriend on Sage Street in Buffalo. When the two began to argue, she locked him out of her home.

But Vegas grabbed a knife, tore down her screen door, then broke through her deadbolt. Once inside the home, Vegas stabbed his ex-girlfriend multiple times in the back of her neck.

She was able to break free and scream for help. Vegas was apprehended at his home a short time later.

He faces a maximum of 25 years in prison when he is sentenced in Dec. 3 and remains remanded without bail.

Related Content