Saturday, February 2, 2013
Lori Fung writes in this Letter to the Editor that she learned about Stephen by listening to his family and friends tell stories of him.
Saturday, February 2
On a quiet, snow-covered morning, we laid to rest a young man, Stephen P. Hudec. He was a great brother to Lauren, James and Hanna and a loving son to Sara and Steve. His mother weeps for her son, his father holds his children near, as they deal with the disease Stephen was trying so hard to beat ... addiction. Addiction will destroy you in ways you could never imagine. It eats at your soul, makes you do bad things and is there waiting in the darkness for that one weak moment to jump in and take over. The disease did this to Stephen, it intervened on his weakest moment and took his life at only 20 years old. I'm writing this to save his name, to add some clarity and light to the former articles written of him. Yes, he had his faults; he…
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Tyler Gazdik, 19, ordered to stand trial.
A Gibsonia teen served as a lookout and a distraction as his friend burglarized two homes on Ben Miller and Elgro roads in Richland Township in the latter half of 2012, according to testimony from a police detective Wednesday. Tyler Gazdik, 19, is charged with working with the late Stephen Hudec, 20, to burglarize those homes. He also told police he acted alone to take copper pipes and wire coils from a Grubbs Road home in Richland, Hampton Detective Robert Kirsopp testified. Magisterial District Judge William K. Wagner ordered Gazdik to stand trial on burglary, receiving stolen property, criminal conspiracy and criminal trespass charges. The district attorney's office withdrew some charges and added others at Wednesday's hearing. Gazdik …
Saturday, December 22, 2012
Stephen Hudec died Friday. He was awaiting trial on dozens of burglary, theft charges.
The cause and manner of death for a 20-year-old Richland man who was awaiting trial on multiple charges will not be determined for months, the Allegheny County Medical Examiner's office said Saturday. Stephen Hudec died Friday morning, just two days after waiving his preliminary hearing on 31 counts that included burglary; theft; loitering and prowling at night; receiving stolen property; and conspiracy. He was charged in a series of crimes in the Pine-Richland area that occurred from July through October. Investigators accused him of breaking into homes and cars to steal thousands of dollars worth of electronics, a gun, cash and other items to support his drug addiction, according to court documents. He also faced nearly 40 similar …
The Medical Examiner's Office confirms the death of Stephen Paul Hudec, 20, who on Wednesday waived his right to a preliminary hearing.
A 20-year-old Richland man, who was recently charged and held for court in a string of burglaries, has died. The Allegheny County Medical Examiner's office confirmed that Stephen Paul Hudec died at 11:42 a.m. Friday. The cause and manner of death have not been determined. Hudec was charged in a series of crimes in the Pine-Richland area from July through October. Investigators accused him of breaking into homes and cars to steal thousands of dollars worth of electronics, a gun, cash and other items to support his drug addiction, according to court documents. When he appeared Wednesday before Magisterial District Judge William K. Wagner, he waived his right to a preliminary hearing and was ordered to stand trial. Prosecutors withdrew one of…
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Stephen Hudec, 20, is charged with stealing items from residences and unattended vehicles.
A 20-year-old Richland man is charged with going on a crime spree in the Pine-Richland area, breaking into homes and cars to steal thousands of dollars worth of electronics, a gun, cash and other items to support his drug addiction, according to court documents. Stephen Paul Hudec appeared Wednesday before Magisterial District Judge William K. Wagner for a preliminary hearing, but it was postponed for a week. He faces 32 charges—nine counts of burglary; 14 counts of theft; two counts of loitering and prowling at night; three counts of receiving stolen property; and four counts of criminal conspiracy. The burglaries occurred between July and October, police said. Six burglaries occurred near Hudec's Elgro Road residence in Richland Township…