- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 15, 2014

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - A 21-year-old man has been convicted of killing a Buffalo-area bar owner who was having a sexual relationship with the man when he was a teenager.

Local media report that a state Supreme Court justice found Antonio Martin-Brown guilty Tuesday afternoon after a non-jury trial.

Prosecutors say the then-19-year-old Martin-Brown fatally beat and stabbed 62-year-old Vincent Cottone inside Cottone’s Kenmore home in May 2013. Cottone owned Malone’s Bar and Grill in Kemore, just north of Buffalo.

During the trial, it was revealed that Martin-Brown was one of six men that Cottone would call for sex. Prosecutors say the attack stemmed from a check Martin-Brown stole from Cottone.

Martin-Brown faces a minimum prison term of 15 years to life and a maximum of 25 years to life when he’s sentenced him Dec. 4.

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