(WNY News Now) – A West Seneca man has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison by Erie County Court Judge Susan Eagan for fatally stabbing 29-year-old Maurice G. Kidd, Jr.
West Seneca – Erie County District Attorney John J. Flynn has announced that Jairus J. Kedzierski, a 25-year-old resident of West Seneca, has been handed the maximum sentence of 25 years to life in prison. This follows his conviction for the second-degree murder of Maurice G. Kidd, Jr., 29, in a tragic incident that occurred on July 29, 2022.
The deadly confrontation transpired around 11:40 p.m. on Edson Street in West Seneca, where an initial physical altercation took place between Kedzierski and Kidd. Subsequently, Kedzierski attacked Kidd from behind, inflicting multiple fatal stab wounds. Kidd was rushed to ECMC but succumbed to his injuries.
After a rigorous legal process, Kedzierski was found guilty of Murder in the Second Degree, classified as a Class “A-I” felony. Notably, the jury’s decision arrived after 10 hours of deliberation, concluding a five-day trial in July 2023. Kedzierski was acquitted on one count.