Toys R Us killer’s sentencing postponed

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Larry Wells’ family members showed up in court for his killer’s sentencing Monday, but left without closure.

A judge was supposed to sentence Bernard Grucza on manslaughter charges in the death of Toys R Us manager and co-worker Larry Wells. The court postponed his sentencing because he needs to be sentenced in a federal weapons case first.

In April, Grucza pleaded guilty to a weapons charge unrelated to the Toys R Us homicide.They did not issue a future sentencing date.

Prosecutors say Grucza killed Wells at the Hamburg Toys R Us last June.

Wells’ wife Jill doesn’t want her husband to be remembered as the man who was killed at Toys R Us. She wants him remembered as a loving dad who would do anything for his family. 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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