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Submitted by the Niagara County District Attorney’s Office
Niagara County District Attorney Brian D. Seaman announced Matthew H. Figura plead guilty to the murder of Patrick M. DeLuca this morning in County Court. Figura admitted to killing DeLuca, age 36, of Niagara Falls on June 3, 2021, at Niagara Metals in Niagara Falls, where both were employed.
“This senseless act of work-place violence took a young man from his family,” Seaman said. “I don’t think Patrick’s family, or anyone else, can make sense of why this defendant took a life in this way.”
Figura will be sentenced to 20 years to life in state prison by County Court Judge Caroline A. Wojtaszek when he returns to court June 7.
The case was investigated by the Niagara Falls Police Department, with Det. Kristina Zell serving as lead detective. It was prosecuted by First Assistant District Attorney Doreen Hoffmann and Executive Assistant District Attorney Mary Jean Bowman.