Man Arrested for Murder in Death of 5 Year Old Boy
Buffalo, NY (WBEN) - The Buffalo Police Department announced the arrest of 26 year old Matthew Kuzdzal in connection with the death of five year old Eain Brooks.
Police initially responded to a call at an apartment on the 100 block of Albnay Street on Sunday night just after 7:30 PM. Kuzdzal said that the boy had fallen down the stairs. Brooks was then taken to Women and Children's Hospital where he later died due to blunt force trauma to the head.
Police acted quickly on an investigation when they determined that Kuzdzal's story did not add up, and said that statements given to police by Kuzdzal solidified their suspicions.
"Our hearts go out to the family of Eain Brooks," said Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown. "This is an unspeakable crime."
Kuzdzal was the boyfriend of the victim's mother, he is being charged with murder in the second degree.