A man has been charged for grisly stabbing death in West Seneca. Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn announced that the 24-year-old man was arraigned on Saturday afternoon by West Seneca Town Court Justice Shannon Filbert. Jairus J. Kedzierski of West Seneca was arrested on one count of Murder in the Second Degree.

On Friday, July 29, 2022, at approximately 11:40 pm, West Seneca Police arrived at the scene. The defendant allegedly stabbed a man with a knife multiple times on Edson Street in West Seneca. The 29-year-old victim, Maurice Kidd, was transported by ambulance to Erie County Medical Center where he was pronounced dead from his wounds.

Kedzierski is due back in court on Thursday, August 4, 2022, at 5:00 pm. He was remanded without bail. He is facing 25 years to life behind bars if he is convicted of the highest charge against him.

The D.A. did not provide any motive or reason for the murder. Assistant District Attorney Ryan D. Haggerty of the Homicide Unit is prosecuting the case on behalf of the victim and the county.

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

According to AreaVibes.com,

- West Seneca crime rates are 39% lower than the national average
- Violent crimes in West Seneca are 66% lower than the national average
- In West Seneca you have a 1 in 70 chance of becoming a victim of crime
- West Seneca is safer than 63% of the cities in the United States
- Year over year crime in West Seneca has decreased by 3%

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