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.