B U F F A L O N E W S
dealing, assault with car bring guilty pleas
drug trafficker Felix Angel Medina pleaded guilty Tuesday to cocaine
trafficking and running over his lover with his car, leaving her paralyzed
from the waist down.
Though Susan Moore claimed Medina accidentally drove over her twice a year ago as they argued, Medina was told by State Supreme Court Justice John F. O'Donnell that he faces 61/2 years in prison.
Medina, 27, has been jailed since he turned himself in to the Sheriff's Department hours after the March 31, 2005, incident near Moore's former home on Alan Court, Grand Island. He pleaded guilty to a first-degree assault count in that case and to felony drug possession for a Dec. 16, 2004, cocaine sale in Buffalo.
Prosecutor Lisa Bloch Rodwin told the judge that in exchange for the pretrial pleas, prosecutors will drop two other drug sale charges. O'Donnell ordered Medina to remain jailed in lieu of $100,000 bail pending his June 30 sentencing.
Bloch Rodwin also is prosecuting Moore, 39, on child endangerment charges linked to her relationship with Medina.