Ok--so IF Jerry saw the killing he still would not have known or had
evidence of who the MOB BOSS was that ordered the hit.
IF he was eating at a restaurant with a friend and his family members
on his birthday and gunman burst in and shot up the place, killing his
friend, I think he would be more concerned for his life than his
IF he was concerned about his career--why did his very public
friendship with Crazy Joey not worry him to begin with? Why pursue it?
IF he and Marta were with Joey--why was it not reported in the papers
at the time?
IF they were there and could name the killers and the Mob Boss behind
it--why, when the police put an officer in their home for protection,
did Marta tell the New York Times on April 13, 1972 that there was no
danger and the guard was "alarming dumbness" on the police's part.
IF they were there why do all of the books written by or with people
who were there either not name Jerry and Marta as being there or
specifically comment on the fact that the Orbachs split from Joey at
the Copa BEFORE Joey went out to eat at Umberto's Clam Shop, where he
was gunned down?
The Killing of Joey Gallo by Harvey Aronson
names the following as being at Umberto's with Joey--
Carmella Fiorello (Joey's Sister)-Pete "The Greek" Diapoulos (Joey's
Bodyguard) - Edna(?) Russo (The Greek's Girlfriend)-Matty "the Horse"
Ianniella (Umberto's owner)- Joe "Pesh" Luparelli ( a known Colombo
associate and associate of Joey Yak, who had put a contract out on
Joey)-Sina Marie (Essary) Gallo (Joey's 2nd wife)-Lisa Essary (Sina's
10 years old daughter)
And distinctly states the Orbach's left Joey at the Copa
The Sixth Family by Peter (Pete the Greek) Diapoulos and Steven Linakis
No mention of Orbach's after the Copa
Joey by Donald Goddard (who interviewed both of Joey's wives for the
Names the same people as the other books and says the Orbach's saw Joey
at the Copa but left on their own before Joey did.
The Luparelli Tapes by Paul Meskil with Joe Luparelli
Again, names only the same people as the other books as being at
Umberto's. Joey Gallo, Sina Gallo, Lisa Essary, Carmella Fiorello, Pete
the Greek, Matty the Horse, and Joe Pesh Luparelli.
Since there were so many other people there who would know who the
gunmen were, why does this retired homicide investigator insist he
could not close the case because Jerry wouldn't talk?
It pains me to think that anyone would want to smear Jerry's good name
-especially since he is not here to defend himself!