FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida jury is back for a second day deliberating the fate of a man accused in the 2001 mob-style slaying of a well-known businessman.
The 12-person jury began discussions Thursday afternoon in the trial of 56-year-old Anthony "Little Tony" Ferrari. He faces the death penalty if convicted of arranging the shooting death by a mob hit man of Konstantinos "Gus" Boulis during what witnesses described as a power struggle over the SunCruz Casinos gambling fleet.
Ferrari claimed no involvement and blamed the murder on others.
Also charged is Anthony "Big Tony" Moscatiello, described in trial testimony as a Gambino organized crime family captain. A mistrial was granted for Moscatiello after his attorney became ill, and prosecutors will retry him later.
Boulis also founded the Miami Subs restaurant chain.