Grucza Pleads Guilty to Charges Unrelated to Toys R Us Murder

April 8, 2014 Updated Apr 8, 2014 at 3:41 PM EDT

By Mitch Simon

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Grucza Pleads Guilty to Charges Unrelated to Toys R Us Murder

April 8, 2014 Updated Apr 8, 2014 at 3:41 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - One day after pleading guilty to the stabbing death of Toys R Us assistant manager Larry Wells back in June, Bernard Grucza pleaded guilty to other charges not connected to the murder.

Today, 38-year-old Grucza pleaded guilty to possession of a firearm by a person subject to a domestic violence order of protection.

Prosecutors say Grucza made false written statements to Big Daddy Guns in order to obtain a Ruger .380 caliber pistol.

Between July and October of 2013, Grucza the owned the pistol despite being the subject of a restraining order issued by Elma Town Court.

Grucza also made false statements to Special Agents with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives that he had destroyed the pistol and thrown out the parts when in fact he had not.
As part of his plea, Grucza admitted to stealing over $200,000 worth of merchandise and cash from Toys R Us.

Grucza then sold the merchandise on eBay.

The plea agreement require the defendant to pay restitution to Toys R Us in the amount of $223,000.

He faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison when he is sentenced on July 23rd. That jail time is in addition to the 25 he will spend for murdering Larry Wells.