Family remembers murdered little boy on his birthday

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – It was an emotional scene in Niagara Square Tuesday night as friends and family gathered to remember a murdered little boy, on what would have been his sixth birthday.

Instead of joy and celebration there were tears and sadness for Eain Brooks. The little boy was sexually assaulted and beaten to death last September. His body was discovered in the basement of his mother’s home in Buffalo.

“Today is not a day of mourning Eain. Today is a day we are celebrating his life. He was given to us six years ago today,” said Eain’s grandmother, Robin Hart. “He will always be here, in our hearts, in our memory and we’re going to keep reminding people that he was here and the abuse has to stop.”

Eain’s death was one of several high profile cases that triggered major changed within Erie County Child protective Services.

His mother’s boyfriend, Matthew Kuzdzal is charged with his murder. Kuzdzal is set to go on trial later this year. 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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s