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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Killer of Gambino boss knew he was a marked man right after shooting


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Anthony Comello knew he was a marked man as soon as he pulled the trigger.
Within moments after gunning down Gambino crime boss Frank “Franky Boy" Cali outside his Staten Island home, the unhinged 24-year-old murder suspect frantically fired off a text, reading “I’m on the run.”
“My family is marked,” he wrote, according to Staten Island prosecutors at a bail hearing for Comello Thursday.
Comello has been indicted for the execution-style killing of Cali in front of his victim’s home on March 13. Police sources said that Comello was outraged that Cali demanded that his niece stop seeing the Staten Island resident.
Cops arrested Comello three days later at his family’s New Jersey home.
His attorney, Robert Gottlieb, asked that Comello be released on $1 million bail at Thursday’s hearing but a judge refused the request, claiming that he had already showed that he was flight risk by leaving the state after the murder.
At previous court appearances, Gottlieb expressed fears about the accused killer’s continued safety behind bars.
Mob-style retribution against Comello is expected.
FBI perp walk Frank Cali Prosecutors claimed that Cali acted as the Gambino ambassador to the Sicilian mobsters and as a liaison between D'Amico and the Sicilian connections to the Inzerillo family. Cali was charged with racketeering, extortion, and conspiracy along with D'Amica and DiMaria.
FBI perp walk Frank Cali Prosecutors claimed that Cali acted as the Gambino ambassador to the Sicilian mobsters and as a liaison between D'Amico and the Sicilian connections to the Inzerillo family. Cali was charged with racketeering, extortion, and conspiracy along with D'Amica and DiMaria.
“He must know his life is worth nothing,” one-time Bonanno family associate Joe Barone told the Daily News in March. “He doesn’t have a chance in hell. It’s a matter of time. Even if the wiseguys don’t get him, he’ll get whacked by somebody looking to make a name.”
Comello is accused of driving his truck to Cali’s Todt Hill home and crashing the vehicle into the mobster’s parked SUV. When Cali came out to investigate, Comello opened fire on the unsuspecting mob boss, prosecutors say.
Sources indicated the suspect’s fingerprint was recovered from a license plate on the victim’s damaged Cadillac Escalade.
Comello pumped 10 bullets into the doomed boss, officials said. During an extradition hearing following his arrest in New Jersey, he had inked “United We Stand” and “MAGA Forever” on the palm of his hand.

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