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Man with disability attacked in City of Tonawanda in August dies

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Man with disability attacked in City of Tonawanda in August dies

Man with disability attacked in City of Tonawanda in August dies

59-year-old Michael Zuch who suffered from Huntington's Disease was allegedly attacked by 24-year-old Avery Hunter in August

A MAN WITHDISABILITIES WHOWAS VIOLENTLYATTACKED OVER THESUMMER HAS DIED.NOW -- ERIE COUNTY'STOP LAW ENFORCERIS TAKING A CLOSERLOOK AT THISINVESTIGATION.7 EYEWITNESS NEWSREPORTER ALAERREBHI JOINS USWITH THE LATEST.59-YEAR-OLD MICHAELZUCH... WHO WASATTACKED IN AUGUST..PASSED AWAY EARLYTHIS MORNING.ERIE COUNTYDISTRICT ATTORNEYJOHN FLYNN SAYS IT'SUNCLEAR AT THISPOINT WHETHER HISDEATH WAS RELATEDTO THE INJURIESFROM THE ATTACK INAUGUST.THIS CASE IS NOWBEING INVESTIGATEDAS AHOMICIDE...UNLESS ANAUTOPSY SHOWS THEDEATH WASUNRELATED TO THEATTACK.THE DA SAYS ZUCH,WHO HADHUNTINGTON'SDISEASE, WAS ATECMC FOR HISINJURIES, THEN HEWENT TO AREHABILITATIONCENTER, THEN HEWENT HOME.POLICE ARRESTED24-YEAR-OLD AVERYHUNTER ON AUGUST4TH.

THEY SAY HEPUNCHED ZUCH,CAUSING HIM TO FALLAND HIT HIS HEAD ONTHE SIDEWALK.HE SUFFERED FROM ABROKEN JAW,CONCUSSION AND ABRAIN BLEED.HUNTER WASCHARGED WITHASSAULT AND WASRELEASED ON BAIL."I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S AHOMICIDE OR NOT.

IHAVE TO OBVIOUSLYPROVE THAT THECAUSE OF DEATH WASRELATED TO THISASSAULT THATOCCURRED BACK INAUGUST."OCCURRED BACK INAUGUST."THE COUNTY MEDICALEXAMINER'S OFFICE ISNOW CONDUCTING ANAUTOPSY TO FIND OUTZUCH'S CAUSE OFDEATH.THE ASSAULT CASEWAS SCHEDULED TOGO BEFORE A GRANDJURY THIS MORNING,BUT BECAUSE ZUCHPASSED AWAY, THE DAWILL WAIT FOR THEAUTOPSY REPORTBEFORE PROCEEDING.IN THE STUDIO, ALAERREBHI, 7 EWN




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