Pair now admit killing 72-year-old man


FREDONIA, N.Y. (WIVB) – Two men accused of shooting and killed a 72-year-old Fredonia man have now pleaded guilty.

Theodore Wickham, 46, of Dunkirk pleaded guilty Wednesday to second degree manslaughter for the death of Frank Slate. Christopher Grant, 26, also of Dunkirk, had previously pleaded guilty to the same charge.

Last September, prosecutors say Wickham and Grant killed Slate after an argument between Grant and Slate. Wickham claimed the shot was fired to scare Slate. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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