Saturday, May 6, 2017

Angelo Musitano whacked in Hamilton

Ndrangheta mobster Angelo Musitano was gunned down in the driveway of his suburban Hamilton home. He had been shot numerous times while sitting in his truck in the driveway. He died from his injuries in hospital.

Musitano was seen as heir to his father’s mob boss mantle after his father’s sudden death from heart failure in 1995.
Police investigated many arsons and bombings linked to the Musitano family over the decades. In 1998, police detectives arrested Musitano and his brother Pat, charging them with ordering the high-profile murder of John “Johnny Pops” Papalia, the top-ranked Mafia boss in the province. In 2000, the Musitano brothers were sentenced to 10 years in prison under a plea deal that saw them plead guilty to conspiring to murder Papalia’s right-hand man, Carmen Barillaro of Niagara Falls, who was shot by the same hit man. The charges in Papalia’s death were dropped under the deal. Musitano was released from prison in 2007.
This month marks the 20th anniversary of Papalia’s murder.