- Associated Press - Thursday, August 7, 2014

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) - A New York man who’s serving 25 years in prison for fatally stabbing a toy-store colleague has been given an 18-month term for an unrelated gun charge.

Bernard Grucza was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Buffalo, where he pleaded guilty to possessing a gun while there was a restraining order against him.

The sentence will run concurrent with the state prison sentence he received last month for the death last year of Toys R Us co-worker Larry Wells.

As part of Wednesday’s sentence, Grucza also must pay $223,000 in restitution to Toys R Us for cash and merchandise he stole while employed as regional vice president for loss prevention.

It’s believed Grucza was stealing from a suburban Buffalo Toys R Us when he stabbed Wells.

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