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Murder Trial Underway for ex-FBI Agent in Las Vegas

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

Trial is underway in Las Vegas for retired FBI agent Edward Preciado-Nuno, who is accused of murdering his son’s girlfriend in November 2008.  His son had been trying to evict the girlfriend from the home.

Preciado-Nuno, 63, claims he killed girlfriend Kimberly Long after she attacked him with a hammer. He claims he then picked up a hammer in self defense and hit her, according to the Las Vegas Sun.

Preciado-Nuno retired from the bureau’s San Diego office in 2003 and has worked in New York, Puerto Rico, Las Vegas and Argentina, according to The San Diego Union-Tribune.

To read about the trial click here.

93-Year-old Colombo Mobster Convicted in Brooklyn

brooklyn-sign1By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

At 93, mobster John “Sonny” Franzese — the underboss of the Colombo crime family — had a hard time staying awake during his racketeering trial in federal court in Brooklyn, the Associated Press reported.

To boot, he had to sit there while his own son — a former mobster turned government informant —  testified against him in a case in which he was charged with shaking down New York strip clubs and a pizzeria.

On Wednesday, a jury convicted the one-time acquaintance of Mr. Blues himself, Frank Sinatra.

AP reported that on the first day that his son John Franzese Jr., a former Colombo associate, testified against him, he dozed off briefly.

To read more click here.