The body of Carmine Carini Jr. was recently found in an inlet near Mills Basin in Brooklyn the victim of a mafia style hit.
According to reports, he was stabbed and his skull was bashed in before his beaten and bloody body was wrapped in a tarp and attached to a five-pound bag of drywall compound. The 35-year-old is the son of Carmine Carini Sr. a known associate of the Gambino crime family according to authorities. The details remain a bit sketchy as the younger Carini’s ties to organized crime although he has been noted by some as a Lucchese crime family associate. The investigation is still ongoing and law enforcement hasn’t publicly linked the murder to the New York mafia although being fitted with “cement shoes” and “sleeping with the fishes” mob style certainly opens up that possibility.
“Carmine Carini Jr”
Carmine Sr. was convicted of a mafia linked shooting Brooklyn record store owner before dumping him out of a car back in 1983. His conviction was later vacated after two mob informants told prosecutors that he did not have a direct role in the murder. They informed authorities that Carmine’s cousins Vincent and Eddie Carini had actually carried out the hit. He was allowed to plead guilty to manslaughter and was released from prison with time served. But in 2008 he was once again on the wrong side of the law getting charged with pistol-whipping the father of an aspiring teen rapper during a robbery in Staten Island for which he served a couple more months behind bars.
Following is his father’s criminal footsteps the younger Carini also had been arrested on multiple occasions according to police. His rap sheet included convictions for drugs, first-degree robbery, and various parole violations. He was sent to prison in 2003 after he and an accomplice robbed five different victims reportedly holding a machete to their necks before taking the cash. He was released from prison in 2009 but was sent back in 2011 and then again in 2014 for parole violations. He was released once again released from state prison in 2015 after maxing out his sentence.
The Carini family certainly has a history in Cosa Nostra and Carmine Jr. wouldn’t be the first to be the victim of mob violence. Both Vincent and Eddie Carini were murdered after botching a mob hit ordered by former Colombo family capo Joseph (Joe Waverly) Cacace. The duo was supposed to kill the son of an Administrative Law Judge named George Asronwald but ended up killing the old man by mistake. They were both found shot to death in stolen cars just a few months after the mishap. The American mafia has become less and less violent over the years in an effort to avoid unwanted attention from law enforcement although the modern day mafia is still extremely capable of murder when it suits their needs.