More than three decades of Mafia peace have been shattered by the murder last night of Gambino crime family boss Francesco "Franky Boy" Cali, the Daily Mail (British) website reports today (March 14, 2019).
Cali, 53, was shot six times and run over by a pickup truck outside his redbrick home in the upmarket Todt Hill neighborhood of Staten Island.
His wife and young children were inside the house and one man -- believed to be a family member -- ran outside, collapsed and cried, "Papa! Papa!"
Cali's murder is the first hit on a Mafia boss since John Gotti arranged the assassination of then-Gambino head Paul Castellano in 1985.