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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Murder trial begins in prison stabbing death

The murder trial is under way for inmate charged in the jailhouse killing of a mobster who testified on behalf of Mafia heir John “Junior” Gotti.
Prosecutors say Allen Archie Hurley stabbed Joseph O’Kane 92 times inside the cell at a federal prison in northeastern Pennsylvania in April 2010.
Investigators say Hurley confessed to killing O’Kane, saying they’d had a physical altercation earlier and he wanted to finish O’Kane off rather than risk retaliation. Hurley’s attorney argues his client was defending himself.
The Times-Tribune of Scranton reports Hurley had 24 years left on a bank robbery sentence before O’Kane’s killing. O’Kane was serving a life sentence for murder and racketeering.
O’Kane testified during a racketeering case that ended in a mistrial for the late Gambino crime boss’s son.



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