Accused Toys R Us killer wants statements tossed

HAMBURG, N.Y. (WIVB) – The accused Toys R Us killer wants to prevent prosecutors from using statements he made to police.

Bernard Grucza appeared in State Supreme Court on Wednesday. He’s accused of murdering the assistant manager of Toys R Us in Hamburg last summer.

His attorney says Grucza made statements to police that should not be used at trial because a lawyer wasn’t present.

Justice Penny Wolfgang wants the defendant to deal with federal gun charges in a separate case before she makes a ruling. 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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