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Subject: [Bklyn] Brooklyn Standard Union June 2,1931 Court
Date: Thu, 15 May 2003 06:57:38 EDT
B.S.U. Tuesday,June 2,1931
DEATH SENTENCE FOR SANGAMINO
James SANGAMINO,24, of 2545 West Seventeenth street, who was convicted on a
charge of murder in the first degree, was sentenced to-day by County Judge
MARTIN to death in the electric chair at Sing Sing during the week of July 13
On Oct 29 last, it was charged, SANGAMINO shot and killed Joseph RIGGIO
outside the premises at 100 Bay Forty-sixth street. According to the story of
Joseph DENTISE, cousin of the murdered man, and a witness of the murder,
SANGAMINO had persuaded RIGGO to accompany him on an automobile ride. When
the car arrived at Bay Forty-sixth street. SANGAMINO ordered RIGGIO, who was
driving, to stop the car and turn off the engine. When RIGGIO asked why he
should turn off the engine.SANGAMINO answered, ''You know why I brought you
here.'' SANGAMINO then, DENTISE testified, put four shots in the body of
AWAIT SENTENCE FOR BAD CHECKS
Manny TARTASKY, 28, and his brother, Al TARTASKY, 26, are free in $500 bail
each, awaiting sentence on June 8 in the Court of Special Sessions, having
been found guilty after trail in that tribunal of two separate charges of
Jack SHIFRIN, hay and feed merchant, of 66-10 Grand street, Maspeth, at the
trail before Justices HEALY. FEATHERSTONE and SALOMON, claimed that on Dec 22
last he went to the hay and grain store of the brothers at 162 Tieman avenue,
Corona, and received from Manny TARTASKY, a check for $17.85 for corn and
mash. Nine days later, SHIFRIN said, the other brother gave him a check for
$22.35 worth of goods. SHIFRIN said he sent the checks to a bank, and that
both were returned to him marked ''insufficient funds''. He deposited the
checks several times and, after they again were returned, took legal action.
GIRL DESCRIBES FATAL HOLDUP
Geraldine SHERRY, of Bellaire,L.I., to-day was a witness before County
Judge CONWAY and a jury against Peter SARDINI and Pietro MATERA on trail for
murder in the first degree. It is alleged against them that on the morning of
April 12, during a robbery in a ''speak-easy'' at 230 Bay Forty-ninth street,
they shot and killed Frank ZAPPO and Salvatore FELIE.
ZAPPO was shot and killed when he attacked the bandits.FELIE,one of the
bandits, fell with a bullet in his heart that was intended for a patron,
According to the story of the SHERRY girl in reply to questions by
Assistant District Attorney John J.KEAN, she was seated at a table when the
bandits entered and ordered all to ''stick up'' their hands. She testified
that SARDINI held one revolver and MATERA levelled two revolvers at all in
FELIE, she said, demanded a ring she was wearing, and, when she refused to
give it up, slapped her on the face. On orders from SARDINI she then gave up
When the shooting started, she said that she dropped to the floor and
sought refudge under a table.
BROTHER AGAINST BROTHER
Jury Impressed at Lawyer's Recital of Cain and Abel Story in Rockaway Court
The Biblical story of the slaying of Abel by his brother,Cain, was
narrated by a lawyer in the Rockaway Beach municipal court yesterday at a
hearing on an ejectment suit brought by a man against his brother.
Henry PINCUS, owner of a two-family house at 324 Beach Sixty-ninth
street,Arverne, was the complainant. He sought to have his brother, Harry
PINCUS, ejected from the house which he shares with him so that he could turn
it over to another tenant who would be willing to pay a higher rental. Harry
had refused to move, claiming that he had an oral lease with his brother
which will not expire until November.
Abner H.PIKE, attorney for Harry PINCUS, asked the jurors if they had read
the story of Cain and Abel. One of them replied that he had not, whereupon
PIKE related the Old Testament story of the tragedy in Adam's family.
Wheather influenced by telling of the story or not, the jurors found for the
defendant, deciding that he was entitled to retain possession of the
apartment until his oral lease expires in November.
The case was tried before Justice William P.WIENER.
more to come,
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