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Guilty verdict in Niagara County murder case


Mon, Aug 7th 2023 05:55 pm

Submitted by the Niagara County District Attorney’s Office

Niagara County District Attorney Brian D. Seaman announced that Gilbert Cruz, age 35, of Niagara Falls, plead guilty this morning to the charge of murder in the second degree. Cruz admitted to murdering 57-year-old Timothy Weymer in Niagara Falls on Feb. 7, 2022.

Weymer was found stabbed to death in his hotel room on Niagara Falls Boulevard. Cruz was arrested in the early morning hours of Feb. 9, 2022, by Lewiston Police Department officers after leading them on a chase through Lewiston and into Youngstown while driving the victim’s vehicle.

“This morning’s proceedings brings closure to a grieving family who are mourning the loss of their loved one,” Seaman said.

Cruz will be sentenced to 20 years to life in State Prison by County Court Judge John Ottaviano when he returns to court in October.

The case was investigated by the Niagara Falls Police Department and prosecuted by First Assistant District Attorney Doreen Hoffmann and Executive Assistant District Attorney Mary Jean Bowman.

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