Back on this date in 1935, while papers were filled with stories regarding the shooting of Dutch Schultz and his cohorts in Newark, NJ, across town a small time New York City hood named Al Stern, was found dead in a cheap boarding house.
Since he was found in the same city where the Schultz massacre
took place, right away it was assumed that he some how played a part in
it. Some papers said that he was the gunman who mowed down the Dutchman
and his confederates while others said that he may have been the man
who acted as a spotter for the killers and was killed himself
afterwards. I however believe otherwise. What do I think? Well, the full story on Stern can be found here.