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    Defense Rests Its Case in Mafia Boss Trial

    Defense attorneys rested their case Wednesday in the trial of a former New England Mafia boss accused of killing a nightclub owner in 1993.

    (Published Thursday, June 14, 2018)

    Defense attorneys rested their case Wednesday in the trial of a former New England Mafia boss accused of killing a nightclub owner in 1993.

    Francis "Cadillac Frank" Salemme and his co-defendant, Paul Weadick, are accused of killing club owner Steven DiSarro to prevent him from cooperating with authorities investigating Salemme.

    DiSarro's remains weren't found until March 2016 after authorities received a tip that they were buried behind an old mill building in Providence, Rhode Island.

    Salemme, 84, and Weadick deny involvement in the killing. Both men waived their right to testify.

    Closer Look at Movie-Quality Makeup Used in Mob Trial

    [NECN] Closer Look at Movie-Quality Makeup Used in Mob Trial

    A movie makeup artist is disguising some of the witnesses in the Frank Salemme federal murder trial.

    (Published Thursday, June 14, 2018)

    Prosecutors may call a rebuttal witness on Friday, after which the jury will receive its instructions.

    Closing arguments are scheduled for Monday morning.

    Salemme led the New England family of La Cosa Nostra in the early 1990s and entered witness protection in 1999.

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