Alleged Cheektowaga murderer found in Mexico


(WIVB)– The U.S. Attorney’s office said Saturday that Yuriy Bruks, the Cheektowaga man who was accused of killing his wife in August, was taken into custody in Mexico.

Bruks was questioned by Cheektowaga Police hours after his wife, 34-year-old Tetiana Bruks, was found dead at their home on Raymond Ave .

Bruks was released by police after asking for a lawyer and refusing to answer any more questions, and was on the run ever since.

Bruks is now facing a second-degree murder charge, as well as a federal charge of trying to flee prosecution.

Officials say he was captured at an airport in Cancun and brought back to the United States on Saturday.

Ever since Sunday morning, he has been held at the Erie County Holding Center.

A joint press conference will be held by the U.S. Attorney’s office on Tuesday, the same day he will be arraigned in Erie County Court.

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