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Grand jury indicts suspect for Warren murder

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WARREN, Ohio -

A grand jury has charged a suspect less than one week after a Warren man was murdered in his mother's home.

The Trumbull County Grand Jury handed up an indictment on Thursday charging 49-year-old Gregory Brewer with aggravated murder, aggravated robbery and tampering with evidence.

Brewer is to be arraigned Friday morning for the killing of 55-year old Domnic Bufano.

Bufano, who was killed last Thursday at the Bingham Avenue home that he shared with his wheelchair-bound mother, who was home at the time of the crime.

"There was some speculation that it was a home invasion, I want to assure everybody over there that it was not," Warren Police Chief Eric Merkel said.

Merkel says Brewer and Bufano knew each other, but a motive remains unclear. Investigators have not revealed a cause of death, or more information about circumstances surrounding the murder.

Warren police did confirm that the victim suffered puncture wounds. Results from an autopsy are pending.

"We also don't want to speculate on what the murder weapon is, until we get a ruling back from the coroner's office," Merkel says.

Several items have been sent to state investigators for testing to determine a potential murder weapon.

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