Italy · Political

Anti-mafia magistrate assassinated by the Mafia

July 19, 1992 Palermo, Sicily, Italy Anti-mafia magistrate Paolo Borsellino is assassinated by a remote-controlled car bomb In the early evening of July 19, Borsellino arrived at his mother’s apartment building to bring her to a doctor’s appointment. As he and several of his body guards approached the building, a car bomb was detonated remotely.… Continue reading Anti-mafia magistrate assassinated by the Mafia

Crime Scene Photography · New York

Carmine “The Cigar” Galante is assassinated at a restaurant

July 12, 1979 Bushwick, Brooklyn, New York Mob boss Carmine “The Cigar” Galante is gunned down as he eats at a restaurant Galante had recently brought the ire of other crime families following an attempt to usurp the narcotics market. Despite knowing the anger directed toward him, Galante reportedly stated “No one will ever kill… Continue reading Carmine “The Cigar” Galante is assassinated at a restaurant

Crime Scene Photography · New York

Crime boss Frankie Yale murdered

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

Indiana

The bodies of two brothers with ties to the mafia are found buried in a cornfield

June 23, 1986 Indiana The bodies of mobsters Anthony and Michael Spilotro are found buried in a cornfield The brothers had been killed after Tony had begun to cause troubles for the Outfit, specifically not running the casinos well, causing a loss of revenue. He and his brother likely realized they weren’t long for the… Continue reading The bodies of two brothers with ties to the mafia are found buried in a cornfield

California · Crime Scene Photography

The murder of Bugsy Siegel

June 20, 1947 Beverly Hills, California Benjamin "Bugsy" Siegel is shot to death at his girlfriend's house Siegel, a mobster and one of those behind Las Vegas' success, had been reading a newspaper when an unknown assailant fired a .30 caliber M1 carbine through a window, striking Siegel several times. Popular folklore based on the… Continue reading The murder of Bugsy Siegel