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Big John La Rocca Pittsburgh Crime Boss
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,450. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Sebastian Big John La Rocca was crime boss in Pittsburgh from 1956 until 1978. He succeeded Frank Amato of Braddock, Pennsylvania as head of organized crime in the steel city. It is uncertain whether Big John attended the 1957 Apalachin meeting in upstate New York because he took the 5th Amendment each time he was questioned before a Senate committee on the subject. La Rocca died in December 1984.
The Gas Fume Fugitive: The True Crime of Charlie King
Series: Two-Dollar Terrors, A Two-Dollar Terror #3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 15,510. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » History » American
Late one fall night in 1929, the barber Charlie King opened the gas lines of his Hamilton, Ohio, home and left his five sons and wife sleeping in the deadly fumes, then hopped on a freight train heading north. In spite of a heroic effort by police and neighbors alike, Ethel King and four of her children died in the tragedy. It was a year before he would show up behind a barber chair 250 miles away