Man nabbed in Palermo anti-Mafia raid brags great-uncle killed ‘legendary’ NYC cop Joe Petrosino in 1909 in Sicily

June 23, 2014 11:05 PM

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A suspected Mafioso, one of 91 people arrested in a raid Monday in Palermo, had boasted his great-uncle killed a “legendary” New York City police officer dispatched to that city in 1909 to investigate the Sicilian Mafia, police said.

Domenico Palazzotto, 28, was heard bragging in a recent intercepted phone conversation with another suspected mobster that the ancestor, Paolo Palazzotto, had slain Police Lt. Giuseppe (Joe) Petrosino on a Mafia boss’s orders. Police described the boast as an attempt by Palazzotto to establish his M...

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