Crime: Overkill in Boston

"You'll find a body on Boston Avenue," said the anonymous caller. Sure enough, police in Medford, Mass., discovered the corpse in the trunk of a gold-colored Mustang. The authorities were neither surprised nor especially agitated. For the state police, it was another entry on the lengthening chart of fratricide among racketeers in Greater Boston. Since Labor Day 1961, when a blood feud started between the McLaughlin brothers and Buddy McLean, 43 victims have accumulated. The original chiefs have long since been killed or incarcerated. Still the bodies fall, much the way the buddies of Jimmy C. and Eddie G....

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