West Seneca Man Indicted for Murder

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WEST SENECA, NY (PRESS RELEASE)  – Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announces that 24-year-old Jairus J. Kedzierski of West Seneca was arraigned this afternoon before Erie County Court Judge Susan Eagan on an indictment charging him with one count of Murder in the Second Degree (Class “A-I” felony).

It is alleged that on Friday, July 29, 2022, at approximately 11:40 p.m., the defendant stabbed the victim multiple times on Edson Street in the Town of West Seneca. The victim, 29-year-old Maurice Kidd, Jr., was taken by ambulance to ECMC where he was pronounced dead.

Kedzierski is scheduled to return on Thursday, August 25, 2022 at 9:30 a.m. for a pre-trial conference. He continues to be held without bail.

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If convicted of all charges, Kedzierski faces a maximum sentence of 29 years to life in prison.

DA Flynn commends the West Seneca Police Department for their work in this investigation.

The case is being prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Ryan D. Haggerty of the Homicide Unit.

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