The Law: Holiday for Homicide

Police detectives in New Jersey could hardly believe their ears. A mobster hit man named Joseph Rodriguez was spilling detail after gory detail about the 1972 slaying of Mafia Boss Emmanuel ("Nello") Cammarata. Rodriguez, 32, fearful that a contract was out for his own head, hoped for police protection by implicating himself and a New Jersey father and son in the killing. Rodriguez described with professional precision how the son, deftly disguised as a jogger, took aim at Cammarata as he was walking away from a North Miami bistro and drilled him with eight rounds from a .30-cal. carbine. A...

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