The racketeering trial against Nicholas "Nicky Mouth" Santora and his suspected crew was rudely interrupted by a drama queen during the courtroom testimony of Bonanno-capo-turned-government-witness James "Louie" Tartaglione who had recounted his role in past murders for the crime family including the 1991 hit on fellow wiseguy Russell Mauro as reported by the New York Post. Defense lawyer Joseph Donatelli cross-examined Tartaglione about his apparent lack of remorse, and said Mauro's "brother is in this courtroom." Pointing to the sibling in the gallery the legal eagle continued by asking Tartaglione "you want to explain why you killed" Russell? The pathetic drama then ensued:
From his seat, Mauro's brother shouted out in front of jurors, "Why? You piece of shit!"
"Calm down! Calm down!" Justice Mark Dwyer warned the man.
The seething brother, who declined to give his name, replied, "Judge, I waited 20 years to find out why."
Give me a freakin break, and spare the moral outrage and hysterical dramatics. Russell Mauro was not some innocent bystander in a drive-by shooting. Rather, he was a degenerate mobster with plenty of blood on his own hands as the triggerman in the 1979 hit on Bonanno boss Carmine Galante. Russell Mauro lived by the sword, and so who gives a shit that he died by the sword.
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