THE MUSI­TANO FAM­ILY TREE

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An­gelo Musi­tano (An­thony and Do­minic’s un­cle)

Born: 1909 in Delianova in Cal­abria, Italy; nick­named “The Beast of Delianova”; date of death un­known

Lengthy crim­i­nal record by the time he was 20: weapons of­fences, threat­en­ing, home in­va­sion, con­spir­acy to com­mit mur­der, at­tempted mur­der

On June 29, 1937, shortly after be­ing re­leased from prison, he shot his wid­owed sis­ter Rosa, who he be­lieved was pregnant and had dis­graced the fam­ily. He then dragged her down the street to her lover’s house and stabbed her. When he couldn’t find her lover, he killed the man’s brother instead

He fled Italy and was con­victed in ab­sen­tia of the dou­ble mur­der and sen­tenced to 30 years in prison. He came to Hamil­ton, where he lived un­der the name of Jim D’Au­gustino un­til he was caught by the RCMP and ex­tra­dited to Italy from his Ray Street North home in 1965

Do­minic Musi­tano (An­gelo’s nephew, Pat and Ang’s fa­ther) Born: Near Reg­gio, Cal­abria Died: In 1995 from a heart at­tack; he was 57

Jailed in 1985 for be­ing an ac­ces­sory after the fact in the slay­ing of Toronto mob­ster Domenic Racco in 1983. In the same crime, Do­minic’s nephew, Guiseppe Avi­gnone, pleaded guilty to con­spir­acy to com­mit mur­der and was jailed

Cleared in 1983 on four charges of con­spir­acy to com­mit ex­tor­tion An­thony (Tony) Musi­tano (Do­minic’s brother) Born in Cal­abria Age: 70 Con­victed of con­spir­acy to pos­sess ex­plo­sive sub­stances with in­tent to cause ex­plo­sions in 1983 and sen­tenced to 15 years, in con­nec­tion with a string of bomb­ings across Hamil­ton in the late 1970s through to the sum­mer of 1980

While serv­ing the first year of that sentence in Mill­haven pen­i­ten­tiary, An­thony helped plot the 1983 killing of Toronto mob­ster Domenic Racco to set­tle a drug debt. He was con­victed of con­spir­acy to com­mit mur­der and re­ceived a sentence con­cur­rent to the one he was al­ready serv­ing

Be­fore the bomb­ing case, he had a crim­i­nal record for pos­ses­sion of a pro­hib­ited weapon and ob­struct­ing po­lice He was granted full pa­role in 1990 Pasquale (Pat) Musi­tano (Do­minic’s son ) El­dest of five chil­dren Age: 49 Was pres­i­dent of P&L Tire Re­cy­cling Inc. in 1992, when he was found guilty of fail­ing to make his Mount Hope tire dump con­form to the On­tario fire code. He and his fa­ther were later handed a $1.8-mil­lion bill from the Min­istry of En­vi­ron­ment for its cleanup of the site, a bill Musi­tano dodged with a 1993 bank­ruptcy claim. An­gelo (Ang) Musi­tano (Pat’s brother and Do­minic’s son) Age: 39 years at the time of his shoot­ing death Tues­day

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