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Police: Shirley man murdered person, burned body in backyard

A Shirley man has been arrested for allegedly killing a person and then setting their body on fire

News 12 Staff

Dec 27, 2020, 2:10 PM

Updated 1,273 days ago

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A Shirley man has been arrested for allegedly killing a person and then setting their body on fire on Saturday.
Police say the suspect, 20-year-old Peter Pendzinkski, lived on Mastic Boulevard West, and burned the body in his backyard around 2:30 a.m.
Officials responded to reports of a fire, and when they arrived they say they found the burning corpse.
The fire was put out and the medical examiner is working to identify the victim and a cause of death. The victim is believed to be a male.
Pendzinski was arrested and charged with second degree murder.
He was hospitalized for treatment of non-life threatening injuries and is set to be arraigned at a later date.


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