Date of crime: 10/26/94
"Kenneth pled guilty to kidnapping and strangling Peter Kovach and Ted Gould to death. Kenneth’s brother and Howard Bloomgarden led a drug ring, and they believed Kovach stole money from them. They ordered Kenneth to kill Kovach. Gould was merely an innocent bystander and pleaded for his life, and Friedman responded by strangling him with a telephone cord. Kenneth was convicted in 1996 on federal racketeering charges. After he exhausted all his federal appeals he was brought to California on the state murder charges. "