Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Death from above
On this date in 1931 Mariano Alonzo was walking along the street when a shot rang out from a second story apartment. As he crumpled to the street two gunmen escaped out the back of the tenement into a waiting car and escaped. Alonzo probably had just exited a nearby building because as the crowds gathered to watch him take his last breathes a woman, assumed to be his wife Sally, elbowed her way through and threw herself on the now dead man and began screaming hysterically until the cops dragged her away.