Martin F. Windt, a Pennsylvania State Constable, was shot and killed by Henry Rukowski in West Homestead on December 29, 1913. Windt had apprehended Rukowski for assaulting his parents when Rukowski escaped, shot Windt, and fled.
Rukowski then killed Estella Yukubauskas, the mother of his girlfriend, and Ignatz Baukowski, to whose home Yukubauskas fled after being shot. Rukowski’s mother committed suicide on January 2, 1914.
Rukowski was arrested more than six years later, on March 17, 1920, in Youngstown, Ohio. He was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to 15-19 years in prison in June 1920 for killing Windt.