In 2011 former Bonanno boss Salvatore Montagna was whacked by one-time Rizzuto mobster Raynald Desjardins after the two had a falling out during their attempted takeover of the Montreal Mafia, and Montagna's widow Francesca got her panties in a bunch over the hit at a sentencing hearing for Desjardins as reported by Paul Cherry for the Montreal Gazette:
"I will regret you for the rest of my life, Mr. Desjardins. I will never forgive you. I tried, but I can't. You will never know the harsh pain and struggle you caused us. I don't know how I've made it since (my husband was killed). When I stop and think where my life is now, I want to scream and let the whole world hear me. I speak not only on my behalf but on behalf of my (three) daughters. My in-laws both recently died, I believe, from broken hearts caused by the death of their wonderful son. I often prayed that God would take me, too. But I realized I need to (move) forward to help and teach my daughters to live productive, happy lives. I decided to not have my daughters here today because I feared that this court proceeding would destroy them by coming face-to-face with their Papa's killer, the one who has destroyed their lives. Please have patience with me today, it is very difficult for me to express my feelings (on) the destruction Mr. Desjardins has caused my dear family."
Doesn't Francesca get that there's no complaining in the life? If "Papa" cared at all for his wife and three daughters, then he never would have gotten involved with the Mafia which subjected them to inevitable heartache, and Francesca's biggest mistake was marrying the psychopath and bearing him children.
Desjardins faces a life sentence, and he next appears before the court in September. Meanwhile, six other men who also have pleaded guilty in the murder conspiracy will be sentenced today as reported by Paul Cherry for the Montreal Gazette.