Trial date for man accused of murdering 5-year-old

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – A trial date has been set for a Buffalo man accused of sexually assaulting and beating a 5-year-old boy to death.

Matthew Kuzdal pleaded not guilty to killing Eain Brooks at a home he shared with the boy’s mother on Albany Street in Buffalo. His trial will begin September 4.

Kuzdal’s defense attorney says the death was an accident, not murder. 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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