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.

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