Anthony Nicodemo a soldier in the Philadelphia mafia has agreed to plead guilty to murder charges according to sources.
He is charged in the 2012 gangland style hit on Gino Dipietro. After a mistrial was declared in the original trial with jurors being dismissed and speculation of attempted jury tampering. It was believed that the feds were attempting to get the mobster to flip as its believed he could of supplied them with information on still unsolved Philly mob hits that could possibly involve others like Joey Merlino and Joseph Ligambi.
According to sources and reports Nicodemo could be facing up to 25 years in prison by pleading guilty but if convicted could of received a sentence of life in prison with out parole. With his escape seemingly caught on tape and police finding the murder weapon in his SUV just moments after the murder he seemed to be facing an uphill battle in court.
We will update with more information at it becomes available on Nicodemo and if a plea deal has been agreed to and any known parameters. The mafia in Philadelphia seems to be in a transitional stage with many speculating as to who is really in control along with where the power lies now with multiple factions on the streets.
UPDATE: Nicodemo pleaded guilty today in court to third degree murder and weapons charges and was sentenced to the minimum of 25 years as part of his plea agreement and could serve up to 50. His lawyer said he decided to take the plea deal because at trial he was facing a mandatory life sentence if convicted and this way he will hopefully be able to come home to his family.