July 1, 1928 Brooklyn, New York Crime boss Frankie Yale (born Francesco Ioele) is murdered as he drives home Directly before his death, Yale received a phone from an anonymous caller claiming Yale’s wife, Lucy, was in trouble. Yale rushed home in his new car which had been outfitted with armored plating. It did not,… Continue reading Crime boss Frankie Yale murdered
July 1, 1981 Los Angeles, California Four people are beaten to death with a hammer and a metal pipe while another is seriously injured The attack was on several members of the Wonderland Gang, a group of cocaine dealers. The gang had been involved in the home invasion and robbery of the home of Eddie… Continue reading Four on the floor: the Wonderland murders
February 21, 1931 New York, New York The body of “minor minion” John “Aces” Mazza lies on the sidewalk after being shot Mazza reportedly fired back at his assailant before he died, and the resulting errant bullets between the two shooters wounded 2 bystanders.
From the Chicago Daily Tribune Published October 17, 1961 Chicago, Illinois 18-year-old Howard Wilson was shot by a 13-year-old after Wilson refused to join a gang.
September 1, 1994Chicago, IllinoisRobert "Yummy" Sandifer is murdered by members of his own gang Sandifer, nicknamed "Yummy" because of his love for cookies, had been ordered by his gang to carry out a hit. On August 28, he used a 9mm semiautomatic pistol, firing into a group of youths and fled the scene. Several were injured… Continue reading Child murderer murdered by teens