Accused “Toys R Us killer” faces judge

The accused “Toys R Us killer” was back in court Wednesday morning. Bernard Grucza appeared for a routine proceeding. He is charged with murdering assistant manager Larry Wells at the Toys R Us store in Hamburg last summer.

The case shocked the southtowns community as police tried to find a suspect for months, until Grucza was arrested last fall.

In a separate case, Gruzca is accused of violating an order of protection that his estranged wife filed against him. 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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