Sunday, January 25, 2009
DID JOHN GOTTI DIP HIS NEIGHBOUR IN AN ACID BATH...
Did John Gotti dip his neighbour in an acid bath?
First published at Qassia:
Temporarily blinded by the sun rays, John Favara didn't see the mini motorbike in the street until it was too late. It was actually ridden by the 12 year old son of his neighbour - and he was now dead because Favara had knocked him down in a fatal accident that tragic day on that New York street on March 18 1980.
He would find to his eternal misfortune that the boy's father was the one and only John Gotti - a mobster who was soon to become the American Mafia's "Godfather". He would some years later become known as the Teflon Don because 'nothing stuck to him'.
Four months after the boy's fatal accident, John Favara a 51 year old furniture salesman with no known mob connections, disappeared without trace. But his wife and two children had to flee the family home after a vitriolic letter campaign which even included excrement.
John Favara's body was never found and the police had no evidence. They believe he was murdered though. Almost 30 years later an informant cited in impending Mafia trial that Mr Favara had been murdered and his body disposed of in a barrell of acid.
The defendant in the trial had allegedly told the informant that "acid was the best method to avoid detection".
So did John Gotti dip his neighbour in an acid bath?