THE man suspected of gunning down a mafia mob boss appeared in court with ‘MAGA Forever’ and ‘United We Stand MAGA’ scrawled on his hand.
Donald Trump’s campaign slogan appeared on the left hand of Anthony Comello, 24, at a hearing in New Jersey, in which the suspect agreed to be extradited to New York.
Anthony Comello displays writing on his hand during his extradition hearing[/caption]
The words ‘Patriots in Charge’ was also inked on 24-year-old Comello’s cuffed hand, claimed reporters in court.
Cops say Comello killed Gambino crime family leader Francesco ‘Franky boy’ Cali, 53, outside his home in Staten Island, New York, on March 13.
Wearing green-and-white striped clothing, Comello showed his hand to the news media while sitting in the courtroom’s jury box
It’s unclear what his motivations were for showing off the hand-written words.
His lawyer, Brian Neary, would not discuss the writing on his client’s hand, nor would he say whether Comello maintained his innocence.
Cop s aleege Cali was killed by “lovestruck knucklehead” Comello after being told he wasn’t allowed to date another mobster’s niece, it’s claimed.
Cali, reputedly one of America’s most feared mafiosi, was blasted at least ten times outside his Staten Island mansion on Wednesday.
Cops revealed he shook hands with his killer and the “hit” was caught on CCTV.
A Gambino power struggle was the initial theory – but police now suspect a personal motive.
Investigators believe the execution-style slaying may have been revenge for Cali preventing his niece from dating Comello, sources have said.
The mob boss was said to have been lured outside when a blue pickup truck crashed into his Cadillac Escalade.
Footage from the property, which authorities obtained using a search warrant, shows Cali and a man having a conversation and shaking hands before the man passes Cali the licence plate.
The man then opened fire with a 9mm weapon as Cali turned his back to put the plate in the boot of the Escalade, according to sources.
Cali tried to escape the hail of bullets by hiding under the Cadillac, which initially led investigators to believe that he had been run over during the attack. Police no longer believe that was the case.
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Comello will be extradited to Staten Island in the next few days, where he will face a murder charge.
The stunning hit was thought to be the first assassination of a New York City mob boss since an upstart John Gotti had Gambino boss Paul Castellano whacked outside Sparks Steak House in 1985.
Cali’s murder was also the first assassination of a New York crime boss ever recorded on video.
He is in custody following the brutal death of the Gambino crime family boss[/caption]
Comello will be extradited to Staten Island in the next few days, where he will face a murder charge[/caption]
Police crews with Cali’s Cadillac at the scene of the fatal shooting of the Gambino family boss[/caption]