Tonawanda News — Rusek was taken back to police headquarters, where officers interviewed him. Rusek admitted to the crime and provided a full statement to police.
He told officers, “I didn’t want to kill him, I just wanted to get even.”
Rusek was held overnight to appear before a town judge, who sent him to the Erie County Holding Center for a psychiatric evaluation.
He is currently being held at the center in lieu of $10,000 bail.
If Trusello passes away due to his injuries, Rusek will likely face additional charges, according to Carosi.Contact reporter Jessica Bagley at 693-1000, ext. 4150.