The Murders of the Roxbury Gang’s Own Members- WILLIAM “BILLY” BENNETT

Like in the old Westerns, Wimpy and Walter’s elder brother, William “Billy” Bennett, decided he must find out what happened to his two younger brothers. Billy was known to carry his .38 caliber pistol with him in a shoulder holster. He was arrested in 1950 for booking but he was not as prominent in the …

The Murders of the Roxbury Gang’s Own Members- WALTER BENNETT

Walter Bennett, Wimpy’s brother, was last seen by his wife on April 4, 1976 when he left his home in his sister’s 1966 Green Impala.  Wimpy had been missing for four months by the time of Walter’s disappearance. Walter was supposedly a big earner for the Mafia. He had a partnership with Larry Baione’s brother …

The Murders of the Roxbury Gang’s Own Members- EDWARD “WIMPY” BENNETT

As you may recall, Wimpy Bennett and Fats Buccelli were arrested and did time for having some of the Brink’s money in their possession.  Wimpy was only incarcerated this one time even though he was up to his ears in the rackets. Wimpy was a guy that no one really trusted. It was rare that …

McLaughlin Murders – JAMES “SPIKE” O’TOOLE

I lived on Belfort Street in Savin Hill, Dorchester, during my teenage years.  That street ran aside St. William’s Church from Dorchester Avenue to Saxton Street.  My house was three houses away from Saxton Street. It was a blue-collar neighborhood. Diagonally across the street from me lived Peter “Luke” McDonough. I was close with his …

McLaughlin Murders – STEPHEN HUGHES and SAMUEL LINDENBAUM

Frank Salemme called Steve Hughes the most dangerous of the Hughes brothers. It is said that Steve, who had recently been released from the hospital after spending over a month there because of the ambush, had to identify his brother’s body. It must have been tough looking at his younger brother laying dead in front …