crimes and consequences

EP23: The Black Hand

Canada's Unsolved Murder

Carmine LapelloCarmine Lapello was a taxi cab driver during the Canadian prohibition on alcohol. He was arrested twice for using his cab to deliver alcohol to the bootleggers. In 1917, he was viciously murdered and humiliated in death by having his pants pulled down leaving him exposed on the road beside his cab. The last person to catch a ride from Carmine was a shady couple that insisted that Carmine drive them to a seedy part of town. Was Carmine murdered in a fit of jealous rage, or did his dealings with the bootleggers and the Italian Mafia cause his downfall? Find out who Carmine’s great-nephew believes is responsible for his killing and why, as we try to piece together the puzzle of one of Canada’s oldest unsolved murders.

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