Accused burglar admits to fatally beating homeowner

CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y. (WIVB) — A Buffalo man has admitted to manslaughter after fatally beating another man during a burglary.

In July 2015, Kevin Schwartz, 47, was burglarizing the Cheektowaga home of Lawrence Cassata, 67, when he beat the man to death.

Schwartz was indicted on the manslaughter charge in January.

When he is sentenced for his crime in September, Schwartz could spend up to 25 years in prison. 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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