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Teenager accused of killing Falls girl will get new lawyer

July 19 – BUFFALO – One of two Buffalo teenagers charged in the shooting death of a Falls teenager during a botched marijuana sale will get a new defense attorney.


But he also received a warning from an Erie County Court judge about “playing games” in a case where he faces two counts of second-degree murder and a single first-degree robbery charge.


18-year-old Jaylin J. Reimers and a now 15-year-old co-defendant are charged with killing 16-year-old Emily Keiper of a fall while sitting in the passenger seat of a car on Elmer Avenue just after midnight Aug. 19, 2022, while the 20-year-old driver of the vehicle attempted to purchase marijuana. Keiper died of a gunshot wound which Reimers, over the objections of his former lawyer, called “a complete accident”.