Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Details Of A Bloody South Philly Family Feud Surface At Murder-For-Hire Trial

Veteran organized crime reporter George Anastasia offers a piece on the murder-for-hire trial of a South Philly auto repair shop owner with alleged organized crime connections.

The father sat at the defense table facing a murder-for-hire charge that could land him in prison for the rest of his life.

The daughter sat on the witness stand, offering testimony that could help the government put him there.

Ron Galati, the 64-year-old South Philadelphia auto body shop owner, and his daughter, Tiffany, 31,  squared off in federal court in Camden today in a bloody and twisted version of family feud.

Galati is charged with hiring hitmen to kill Tiffany's boyfriend Andrew Tuono back in November. But her testimony, which included her eyewitness account of the shooting, covered a dysfunctional family dynamic that stretched back several years and that Tiffany Galati said shattered her relationship with her father, her mother Vicky and brother Ron Jr.

You can read the rest of the piece via the below link:

You can also read Julia Terruso's account of the trial in the Philadelphia Inquirer via the below link:

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