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Wladislaw MAZURKIEWICZ

 
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

   


A.K.A.: "The gentleman murderer"
 
Classification: Serial killer
Characteristics: Robberies
Number of victims: 6 - 30
Date of murders: 1950's - 1956
Date of arrest: Spring of 1956
Date of birth: January 31, 1911
Victims profile: Four men and two women
Method of murder: ???
Location: Cracow, Poland
Status: Executed by hanging at Cracow's Montelupich prison on January 31, 1957
 
 
 
 
 
 

Dubbed the "gentleman murderer" of Cracow, Poland, Wladyslaw Mazurkiewicz supported his lavish life-style on the proceeds of brutal robberies, in which the victims were invariably murdered.

Successful enough, at age 45, to maintain luxurious apartments in Cracow and Warsaw simultaneously, Mazurkiewicz was finally arrested in the Spring of 1956. Initially indicted for the murders of thirty women, he told the court, "Yes, that's true." 

Only six murders were charged at Wladyslaw's trial in August, and he confessed to slaying the victims - four men and two women - in the course of holdups.

Convicted on August 30, 1956, Mazurkiewicz was hanged on the last day of January 1957, at Cracow's Montelupich prison.

Michael Newton - An Encyclopedia of Modern Serial Killers - Hunting Humans

 
 

Wladyslaw Mazurkiewicz (1911 - January 31, 1957) was a Polish serial killer who lived in the city of Cracow (Kraków) Poland and at the same time also had property in the capital city of Warsaw.

He was nicknamed the "gentleman killer", the police charged him with at least 30 murders of women. He confessed to everything, by saying "Yes, that's true."

 
 

Wladyslaw Mazurkiewicz

Dubbed the "gentleman murderer" of Cracow, Poland, Wladyslaw Mazurkiewicz supported his lavish life-style on the proceeds of brutal robberies, in which the victims were invariably murdered. Successful enough, at age 45, to maintain luxurious apartments in Cracow and Warsaw simultaneously, Mazurkiewicz was finally arrested in the Spring of 1956.

Initially indicted for the murders of thirty women, he told the court, "Yes, that's true." Only six murders were charged at Wladyslaw's trial in August, and he confessed to slaying the victims - four men and two women - in the course of holdups. Convicted on August 30, 1956, Mazurkiewicz was hanged on the last day of January 1957, at Cracow' s Montelupich prison.

 
 

SEX: M RACE: W TYPE: T MOTIVE: CE

MO: Home-invading robber who murdered victims of both sexes.

 

 

 
 
 
 
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