Pete Digravio 1968 slaying

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Cleveland, OH

#1 Oct 10, 2012
I never met Pete but a lot of people say he was a good guy and the whole illegal loan shark thing put out by the police was a lot of hot air. Italians were persucted back in 68 for no reason by over zealous fed, Pete was one of them.

1. I heard they detained a suspect but they were let go because the gun didn't match , they never realesed who it was right ?

2. Any leads on the boat explosion that killed his son in Florida in 73 ? an accident ?

Toledo, OH

#2 Oct 10, 2012
Oh the king of Little Italy you mean. He was real good friends with hvy champ Rocky Marciano. Stylish and sharp guy Pete was
joe banannas

United States

#3 Apr 6, 2014
Pete DeGravio and my father were best friends!!!! The story goes that pete's older brother (John D ) came to my dad and said to take pete and tough him up he didn't want pete to turn out a sissy!!!!
My dad and my uncle were two of the toughest guys in little Italy.pop took Pete under his wing and they ran together!!!!! That was in the 1930s From that moment on until his murder they were like brothers!! I only saw my dad cry two times in my life Once when his father died and the other time when pete died!!!! It's been said that pete criticized the mob and that's why he was killed NOT TRUE!!!
pete was killed for other reasons that didn't involve the mob which I won't get into because it's pure speculation But I know that the mob didn't have anything to do with it!!!!! One thing is for sure, the guys that were on that golf course with him on that day know something!!!!!!!
joe banannas

United States

#4 Apr 6, 2014
I'm going to comment on the boat explosion that happend to Pete DeGravio's son His name was butch and he was nothing but a pain in the butt for my dad and Pete!!!! He was always in trouble with the law!! He went to Florida with the intent of burning that boat up but the knucklehead accidently poured the gasoline on a electrical outlet and blew himself up!!!!!!! Don't miss him at all!!!!! He was nothing trouble!!!!!!!

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