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Monday, June 4, 2012

Waxey's guy gets whacked.

The spring of 1933 found beer baron Waxey Gordon in jail and his gang being thinned out by rival gangsters. On this date 79-years ago, a Waxey confederate named William Oppenheim, know as "Big Bill", was walking up the steps to his apartment when a couple of guys came up from behind and called out to him. Big Bill turned to greet his callers and received five bullets in his face. After he was down five more were pumped into his chest for good measure.

2 comments:

John D. said...

Ten bullets? I guess ammo was much cheaper back in those days.

Pat Downey said...

Common complaint of the old gangsters. "In my day you could shoot a guy ten times and still have enough money left over to go to the pictures."