Peter Kudzinowski (1903 December 21, 1929) was a Polish-born American serial killer who committed his crimes in New Jersey. Kudzinowski worked as a railroad section hand and as a miner. He had a brother Julian who lived in Greenwood, near Scranton, Pennsylvania. Kudzinowski killed three children: Kudzinowski was a suspect in the disappearance of Billy Gaffney, who vanished in 1927; Albert Fish would later claim to have murdered Gaffney. Both serial killers worked in the same time frame and in the same geographic area and killed children. He was also a suspect in the murder of Irving Pickelny, who disappeared from Brooklyn in February 1927. Kudzinowski was captured in Detroit, Michigan, confessed, and was brought to Jersey City for trial. He was found guilty of first-degree murder on November 17, 1928. He was sentenced to be executed at the New Jersey State Prison on February 24, 1929 and was executed in the electric chair on December 21, 1929 in Trenton, New Jersey.
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