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Mon Mar 25, 2019, 12:04 PM

Lawyer: Suspect in mob boss killing affected by hate speech

Source: Associated Press

Lawyer: Suspect in mob boss killing affected by hate speech

By The Associated Press NEW YORK 8m ago

A lawyer for a man suspected of killing a reputed New York mob boss says hate speech and right-wing conspiracy websites are to blame for recent changes in the man's behavior.

However, Anthony Comello pleaded not guilty on Monday as he was arraigned under heavy security on murder and other charges in the March 13 killing of reputed Gambino boss Francesco "Franky Boy" Cali.

Authorities say the Staten Island slaying may have been related to a romantic dispute, not mob business.

At a court appearance last week, the 24-year-old had pro-Donald Trump slogans and an apparent conspiracy symbol on his hand.

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Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/man-arrested-reputed-york-crime-boss-killing-61925579

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