murder

Yuriy Bruks appears in Erie County Court, where he was arraigned on murder charges from August 4. October 15, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Mike Baggerman
October 15, 2019 - 10:21 am
CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WBEN) - The man accused of killing his wife and fleeing to Mexico was arraigned on second degree murder charges on Tuesday morning. Yuriy Bruks, 35, allegedly bludgeoned his wife, Tetiana, at their home on Raymond Avenue in Cheektowaga on August 4. Law enforcement said Bruks...
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111 Ebling Avenue in Tonawanda, where 31-year-old Danielle Cretacci were killed and her two children were shot. August 28, 2019 (WBEN Photo/Mike Baggerman)
Brendan Keany
October 04, 2019 - 2:28 pm
TONAWANDA (WBEN) - Town of Tonawanda Police and the FBI held a press conference Friday afternoon to announce an increased award for information regarding the murder of Danielle Cretacci . The Town of Tonawanda Police Department and FBI are announcing an increase in reward money (up to $25,000 in...
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(WBEN Photo/Brendan Keany)
Tom Puckett
September 25, 2019 - 12:38 pm
TONAWANDA (WBEN) - A Buffalo man is charged with murder in connection with the stabbing death of a Town of Tonawanda man over the weekend. 39-year-old Jevon Gaiter is charged with the fatal stabbing of 59-year-old Mark Bottita in the vicinity of Tonawanda and Vulcan Streets in the Town of Tonawanda...
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Tom Puckett
August 16, 2019 - 3:50 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) UPDATE: Buffalo Police announced Sunday that autopsy results on the deceased woman discovered following Friday's standoff, show she died of wounds sustained by a sharp object. Buffalo police have arrested an individual and charged him with murder in the 2nd degree following a...
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(AP) - Jeffrey Epstein's apparent suicide Saturday morning in a federal jail launched new conspiracy theories online in a saga that has provided fodder for them for years, fueled by Epstein's ties to princes, politicians and other famous and powerful people. Online theorists Saturday quickly...
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Photo Courtesy of WKBW
August 05, 2019 - 2:22 pm
BUFFALO (WBEN) - On Monday morning, Erie County DA John Flynn announced that 46-year-old Allen Kazmierczak of Buffalo has been arraigned in city court on second degree murder. "That case is being brought back on August 8 for a felony hearing, but obviously we have a tragic situation there of an...
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Keona Owens (Photo via Erie County DA Office)
Tom Puckett
June 28, 2019 - 1:44 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A woman convicted for her role in killing her toddler is going to prison. 23-year-old Keona Owens was sentenced to 25 years to life after being found guilty of fatally beating her son, 2 ½-year-old Xavion Hazzard, by beating him inside their home on Weaver Street on July 17th of...
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Tom Puckett
June 19, 2019 - 4:18 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A Town of Tonawanda man has been indicted on a second degree murder charge in the death of his girlfriend. 51 year old Mario Turner, Sr. is accused of fatally shooting 49-year-old Renee Taschetta at their apartment on Dumas Place in the Town of Tonawanda on April 30th. Turner was...
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Leon "Bruno" Nelson, who was murdered in July of 2017 by Dydisci Martin. (Photo courtesy of Nelson Family)
Mike Baggerman
March 22, 2019 - 1:47 pm
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WBEN) - Dydisci Martin will spend the rest of his life in prison after he murdered Leon "Bruno" Nelson two summers ago. Judge Kenneth Case issued the sentence after Martin, 26, was found guilty in January for First Degree Murder. Martin killed his roommate's boyfriend after a dispute...
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Tom Puckett
March 04, 2019 - 1:40 pm
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) A Buffalo man has been arraigned on a charge of shooting his mother just before Christmas. 39-year-old Gus D. Oldham of Buffalo was arraigned before Erie County Court Judge Susan Eagan on an indictment charging him with one count of Murder in the Second Degree, a Class “A” felony...
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