Eden Man Arraigned On Murder Indictment For The Death Of His Mother

Modified: May 19, 2017 9:39pm

5/17/2017

Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 49-year-old Wayne Kozak of Eden has been arraigned before State Supreme Court Justice John L. Michalski on an indictment charging him with Murder in the Second Degree for the death of his mother.

At 3:59 p.m. on Thursday, April 20, Eden Police responded to 8925 East Eden Road where they found the defendant’s mother, 79-year-old Mary Kozak fatally shot. 

Wayne Kozak was located several hours later at a motel in Erie, Pennsylvania and was taken into custody. 

Kozak pleaded not guilty and was remanded to jail without bail. 

DA Flynn commends the outstanding investigative work of the Eden Police Department and New York State Police. 

Chief Colleen Curtin Gable of the DA’s Homicide Bureau and Assistant District Attorney Colin X. Fitzgerald are prosecuting the case. 

As are all persons accused of a crime, the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.