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Alphonse John Gangitano (March 24, 1957 - January 16, 1998) was an Australian criminal from Templestowe, Victoria, Australia, a suburb of Melbourne. Gangitano was notable for his involvement in the Melbourne underworld killings. He was once known as the 'Prince of Lygon Street'. Gangitano was also an associate of Mick Gatto and Alex Normoyle. March 24 is the 83rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (84th in Leap years). ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... January 16 is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Templestowe is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. ... Melbourne is the state capital and largest city in the Australian state of Victoria, and the second-largest city in Australia, with a population of approximately 3. ... The Melbourne gangland killings refer to at least 25 criminal figures that were murdered in Melbourne, Australia, in a series of retributional killings involving various underworld groups between January 16, 1998 and and May 8, 2004. ... Lygon Street, of the suburb of Carlton, Melbourne, Australia, is the Italian food precinct of the city. ... Domenic Gatto Domenic Mick Gatto (Born cira 1952) is a former heavyweight boxer and a professional mediator within the building industry in Melbourne. ...


Gangitano was found dead by his wife in the laundry of their home in 1998. 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ...

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King Street nightclub attack

Alphonse John Gangitano, found dead in the laundry of his Templestowe home in 1998.
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Alphonse John Gangitano, found dead in the laundry of his Templestowe home in 1998.

Gangitano, Jason Moran, and associate Mark McNamara, were charged over a vicious attack in a nightclub on December 19, 1995, at the Sports Bar nightclub in King Street, Melbourne. Image File history File links Alphonse-Gangitano. ... Image File history File links Alphonse-Gangitano. ... Templestowe is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Jason Moran, 36, (1967 - 2003) was an Australian criminal from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, and a member of the infamous Moran family, notable for its involvement in the Melbourne underground war. ... December 19 is the 353rd day of the year (354th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... King Street is a main street in the Melbourne central business district. ...


Moran later said of Gangitano,

"He's a fucking lulu....if you smash five pool cues and an iron bar over someone's head....you're a fucking lulu".'

Moran further spoke of Normoyle


" He's a fucking sick cunt... mad with the bitches, if you have five different threesomes and use an iron bar as a sex toy ... you're a fucking sick cunt."


In response to such comments, Normoyle told Moran to smoke a pole. Moran obliged with unbridled enthusiasm.


Unsolved murder

Main article: Melbourne gangland killings

Alphonse Gangitano was a career criminal and long time associate of Kinniburgh. On January 16, 1998, Kinniburgh had been drinking with associate, Lou Cozzo, at the Laurel Hotel in Ascot Vale before driving to the home of Alphonse Gangitano. The Melbourne gangland killings refer to 27 criminal figures that were murdered in Melbourne, Australia, in a series of retributional killings involving various underworld groups between January 16, 1998 and February 7, 2006. ... January 16 is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Tram running down Union Road, Ascot Vale. ...


Kinnburgh left the house shortly after 11pm to purchase cigarettes from a local store. Upon his return 30 minutes later, Kinniburgh found Gangitano had been shot several times to the head. Gangitano's de-facto wife Virginia was with the body of her husband who had died in the laundry. Kinniburgh adopted a code of silence, frustrating police investigating the murder. Normoyle added to the investigators frustration by adopting a code of freestyle rap, making talking to him a series of nonsensicaly rhymes, for example " I didn't commit the crime, I hope you solve it in time, the fruit in which I enjoy most is lime, for which i would pay a dime, it is just sublime, your big hairy dick is mine, for my ass to descend and climb." A Code of Silence is when someone, usually with some sort of authority of power, but not always, witnesses or is privy to the knowledge of an illegal or heinous act, but puts comradery, or loyalty to the unit (which can be police, military, gangs, among other things) above informing...


Normoyle in response to his alleviated profile released an album titled " Dis Cunt " in which the Australian Music Authority labelled the most profane, rascist, homophobic and violent album of all time. It subsequently reached number 2 on the Australian billboards behind Sam Newman's " I do my best work after dark."


Coroners inquest

Evidence was presented at an inquest that showed both Kinniburgh and Moran were at the home of Gangitano on the night of his murder. Both were exempted from giving evidence at the inquest on the grounds their evidence may incriminate themselves in a crime.


Traces of Kinniburgh's blood was discoved on the back flyscreen door at Gangitano's home and Moran was seen leaving the house by a witness on the night of the murder.


Kinniburgh and Moran were both later murdered.


Teenage Years

Gangitano spent much of his adolescent life in the halls of the notorious catholic school Marcellin College. He was said to be a very popular student, renouned for his great compassion and goodwill. A popular tale highlighting Gangitano's charitable nature is that in retribution to any misgivings towards Alphonse he would merely remove the little finger of said victim. When asked why he took their disrepect in such a benevolent manner he replied " A true man knows how to pleasure a lady, a real man knows how to pleasure himself and a devine man knows that other peoples little fingers are perfect for reaching the nook of your own asshole."


References

  • Melbournecrime.com Alphonse Gangitano - Melbourne Underworld (An online reference guide from the Crime Writers Association of Australia)
  • The Bulletin - Mobsters Inc: How Melbourne became No.1 with a bullet

  Results from FactBites:
 
News | TimesDaily.com | TimesDaily | Florence, AL (318 words)
Alphonse John Gangitano (March 24, 1957 - January 16, 1998) was an Italian-Australian criminal from Templestowe, Victoria, Australia, a suburb of Melbourne.
Gangitano, Jason Moran, and associate Mark McNamara, were charged over a vicious attack in a nightclub on December 19, 1995, at the Sports Bar nightclub in King Street, Melbourne.
Gangitano's de-facto wife Virginia was with the body of her husband who had died in the laundry.
Article about "Crime in Melbourne" in the English Wikipedia on 24-Apr-2004 (1103 words)
The Gangland killings are believed to have begun with the murder of 40 year old Alphonse Gangitano on January 16, 1998.
An associate of Gangitano's was believed to be Victor Peirce, leading to speculation that the gangland killings began as a Peirce - Moran blood feud.
Vince Mannella, believed to be a former associate of Victor Peirce and Alphonse Gangitano, was killed on January 9, 1999.
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