Sunday, December 19, 2021

Guilty on all counts - Little Italy shooting killers found guilty: May 11, 2017

John Raposo, 35, was shot four times in the head.
Dean Wiwchar was the hit man, posing as a construction worker wearing a reflective vest, shoulder-length wig, sunglasses and dust mask. But it was Nicola Nero, 40, Martino Caputo, 43 and Rabih Alkhalil, 29, who plotted to murder John Raposo, steal his cocaine and split the profit. Alkhalil brought in Wiwchar, describing him as being his “best hitter”. All four men are charged with first-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder. They pleaded not guilty.

Nero, Caputo and Alkhalil were involved in importing cocaine into Canada from Mexico through Chicago and Buffalo. Raposo was also involved in cocaine trafficking. Alkhalil said he would obtain the gun requested by Wiwchar, either a 40-calibre or 45-calibre. A 45-calibre gun was used to kill Raposo.

Dean Wiwchar will be in jail until 2037
The convictions of Nick Nero, Martino Caputo, Robby Alkhalil and Dean Wiwchar were made by a jury in a downtown Toronto courtroom, after a little more than two days of deliberation. They carry automatic life sentences without parole eligibility for 25 years.

Nicola Nero
Police were able to access Nero's BlackBerry Curve smartphone and download email messages that are part of the evidence. Caputo was also wiretapped by police.
Rabih (Robby) Alkhalil

Martino Caputo
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