Conviction reversed in case of man accused of killing 5-year-old

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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — After being convicted of sexually assaulting and fatally beating a five-year-old, Matthew Kuzdzal, 29, is getting a new trial.

Kuzdzal was accused of committing the acts against his girlfriend’s son, Eain Brooks, in 2013. He was convicted of the crimes the following year, and sentenced to 50 years-to-life in prison.

SENTENCING | Take a look back at Kuzdzal’s sentencing here.

Court documents say Kuzdzal was home alone with Brooks for six hours before he reported him as unconscious to authorities. After calling 911, the boy was found by first responders, lying motionless on the living room floor.

Brooks had numerous injuries, including a severely fractured skull as well as lacerations and abrasions to the anal and rectal areas. He died two days after the call to 911.

MORE | See the order reversing Kuzdzal’s conviction here.

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