WEST SENECA, N.Y. (WIVB) - The case is moving forward against the West Seneca man accused of killing his own mother.
Primitivo Cruz was only in court for a couple minutes Monday morning, because according to his attorney, Cruz will soon be going before a grand jury. Cruz's attorney Frank Bogulski said Monday's preliminary hearing was postponed because he believes a grand jury is already taking up the case.
Bogulski said, "The Erie County Grand Jury has... indicated they returned an indictment so the prosecutor requested an adjournment until June 7th."
Cruz turned himself in last week, days after police say he killed his 77-year-old mother Carol Quinn. According to a police report obtained by News 4, Quinn called police just a week before her death and said Cruz grabbed her arms and threw her into a wall over an argument about the laundry.
Police say Cruz showed up to the scene where he was questioned and released. After more evidence came to light, Cruz was sought out, but police were unable to locate him until Cruz turned himself in. Police are still not saying exactly how his mother died.
"My client turned himself into police when he found out the police were looking for him. He made prompt arrangements to surrender. Those are the actions of an innocent man. He didn't flee jurisdiction, he didn't go to California or across the country, when he found out law enforcement was looking to talk to him, he surrendered."
During Cruz's arraignment last week a family member shouted "you're going to die." The family did not speak in court Monday.
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