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Niagara County announces murder conviction


Wed, Jun 7th 2023 01:10 pm

Submitted by the Niagara County District Attorney’s Office

Niagara County District Attorney Brian D. Seaman announced Matthew H. Figura was sentenced today after he plead guilty to the murder of Patrick M. DeLuca on April 3, 2023.

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 case is the epitome of devastation,” said County Court Judge Caroline A. Wojtaszek, as she sentenced Figura to 20 years to life in state prison.

DeLuca left behind a young daughter and many family members and friends.

The case was investigated by the Niagara Falls Police Department, with Det. Kristina Zell serving as lead detective.

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