Man who murdered wife dies in prison

AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) – An Amherst man who was the oldest inmate in the New York State prison system has died.

Ninety-four-year-old John Bunz was serving time for manslaughter in the 2010 beating death of his wife Virginia at the Amberleigh Retirement Community in 2010.

Bunz was 90 when he was arrested for killing his wife by hitting her more than 30 times with a hammer. 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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