Man awaits sentence for murdering his mother

WEST SENECA, N.Y. (WIVB) – A West Seneca man now awaits his punishment, for murdering his mother during an argument.

Primitivo Cruz was convicted Friday for being and stabbing his 77-year-old mother, Carol Quinn, at their home on Burch Avenue. He will be sentenced in July.

Quinn’s body was found May 4, 2013 in her Burch Avenue apartment in West Seneca. The medical examiner ruled she died of strangulation and blunt force trauma.

According to a police report, Quinn and Cruz had argued over the laundry about a week earlier. Quinn said her son grabbed her and threw her against a wall.

A jury convicted Cruz of second degree murder. This is the second trial for Cruz, whose first one ended when a lone juror reportedly refused to deliberate. 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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