Wednesday, April 3, 2013

A Cold, Calculating Hitman Sticks To His Story: The Kaboni Savage Drug Kingpin Murder Trial

Veteran organized crime reporter George Anastasia is covering the Kaboni Savage federal drug kingpin murder trial in Philadelphia for

Defense attorneys spent several hours today painting a picture of Lamont Lewis as a cold, calculating murderer who usually carried a gun and was never afraid to use it.

Lewis, 37, didn't dispute the portrayal. In fact, he often added to the picture.

Discussing the killing of a rival who lay paralyzed outside his North Philadelphia bar, Lewis was asked if he hadn't told an associate "to kick his fucking ass."

"Yes sir," Lewis replied, adding that his associate "actually kicked him in the face two times."

Over the course of two days on the witness stand in the racketeering murder trial of Kaboni Savage and three co-defendants, Lewis has admitted to all manner of murder and mayhem. He has provided details about nearly a dozen shootings in which he was involved; he has admitted to being a contract killer; he has conceded that he used his then 13-year-old son to help arrange to have drugs sent to him when he was serving a time in a city jail, and he has described himself as an "alcoholic" who would spend all day drinking in a bar.

But none of that, Lewis said quietly and repeatedly during lengthy and pointed cross-examination, changes the story he has told from the witness stand.

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