Court adjourned for man accused of boy’s death

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) – Court was adjourned Wednesday, for a Buffalo man who was charged with sexually assaulting and killing his girlfriend’s five-year-old son.

Eain Brooks passed away in September from blunt force trauma to the head.  An autopsy determined Eain had been murdered, and Matthew Kuzdzal was charged with second-degree murder the next day. Eain Brooks

Kuzdzal’s defense attorney says they adjourned Wednesday’s hearing because if they went forward with it, the Erie County District Attorney’s Office policy says there cannot be any plea deal offered going forward. The defense has an obligation to explore every option for their client.

Right now every option on the table has a maximum sentence of life in prison. If the DA doesn’t offer a determinant sentence, the defense says they will go to trial, otherwise they’re not doing their jobs as defense attorneys. District Attorney Frank Sedita had no comment.

They will be back next Thursday for a hearing. There were several detectives from homicide and police in court Wednesday.

In September, Eain’s grandmother, Robin Hart, lamented, “I never thought there would be the day where I would have to bury one of my grandchildren.”

“He laughed all the time. He was the most beautiful child there was. I don’t even know how to describe him, he was too perfect.” 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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