On This Day in 1976 Edward Cummiskey Died

On This Day in 1976 Edward Cummiskey Died


On this day in 1976  the New York mobster Edward Cummiskey who served as a mentor to Jimmy Coonan, was shot and killed at point blank range by Joe Sullivan while drinking at a bar. The hit was ordered by Genovese acting boss Fat Tony Salerno who was looking to take out high ranking members of Mickey Spillane’s crew in Hell’s Kitchen.

Cummiskey is also reputed to have shown Jimmy Coonan how to dismember and dispose of murder victims by scattering their remains into New York’s waterfronts, notably in the Hudson River.

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