Death Penalty Sought for 'Big Tony' in Businessman's Slaying - NBC 6 South Florida

Death Penalty Sought for 'Big Tony' in Businessman's Slaying

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    Death Penalty Sought for 'Big Tony' in Businessman's Slaying
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    Anthony "Big Tony" Moscatiello in court on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013.

    A South Florida jury is returning for a second day to consider whether to recommend life in prison or the death penalty for Anthony ``Big Tony'' Moscatiello in the mob-connected 2001 slaying of a prominent businessman.

    Jurors are scheduled Thursday to begin deliberations after hearing closing arguments. The jury's recommendation goes to Broward County Circuit Judge Ilona Holmes, who makes the final sentencing decision.

    The 76-year-old Moscatiello was convicted in July of murder and murder conspiracy in the fatal shooting of Konstantinos ``Gus'' Boulis during a dispute over a fleet of lucrative gambling ships. Trial evidence showed Boulis was shot by a hit man hired by Moscatiello, a reputed member of New York's Gambino crime family.

    Co-defendant Anthony ``Little Tony'' Ferrari was also convicted and is serving a life sentence.

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