Louis Henry Hufnagel

Louis Henry Hufnagel, an officer with the Crafton Borough Police Department, was shot and killed when responding to a burglary on the night of September 8, 1919. “Three foreigners” – Antonio Perobuzno, Joseph Pin, and Amendio Caruso – were arrested at the scene, though no evidence connected them to the crime.

All three men were subsequently released due to a lack of evidence. No other arrests were made.


Author: Bill Lofquist

I am a sociologist and death penalty scholar at the State University of New York at Geneseo. I am also a Pittsburgh native. My present research focuses on the history of the death penalty in Allegheny County (Pittsburgh), Pa. This website is dedicated to collecting, analyzing, and sharing information about all Allegheny County cases in which a death sentence was imposed. Please share any questions or comments, errors or omissions, or other matters of interest related to these cases or to the broader history of the death penalty in Allegheny County.

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