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December 11, 2012

Man, 86, in fair condition after attack

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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.

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