Cheektowaga Man Arrested in Mexico

Wanted for Murder of Wife

Allan Harris
October 13, 2019 - 5:47 am
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(WBEN)  A Cheektowaga man, Yuriy Bruks, has been arrested in Mexico in connection with the death of his wife ,34-year old Tetiana Bruks last August at their home on Raymond Avenue. A reward had been offered after Bruks was released by police and went on the run. The official news release from the US Attorney's Office is below:

ALLEGED MURDERER TAKEN INTO CUSTODY IN MEXICO
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> BUFFALO, NY – U. S. Marshal Charles Salina and U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Yuri Bruks was taken into custody in Mexico. Bruks was wanted on warrants charging unlawful flight to avoid prosecution and Murder 2nd by the Cheektowaga Police Department. Bruks was located and taken into custody today in Mexico after an extensive investigation was conducted by members of the U.S. Marshals task force. Bruks is currently in the custody of U.S. law enforcement. More information will be released on Monday October 14, 2019, at a joint press conference led by the U.S. Attorney’s office.

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