FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida jury will begin considering whether to recommend the death penalty or life in prison for Anthony "Little Tony" Ferrari for the 2001 gangland-style slaying of a prominent businessman.
Jurors are expected Monday to hear from several witnesses before they begin deliberations. Ferrari was convicted in October of murder in the shooting death of Konstantinos "Gus" Boulis. Boulis was ambushed by a mob hit man in his car on a downtown Fort Lauderdale street.
After the jury makes its recommendation, it will be up to Circuit Judge Ilona Holmes to impose a sentence on 56-year-old Ferrari.
Trial testimony indicated Ferrari and 75-year-old Anthony "Big" Tony Moscatiello orchestrated the hit in a dispute over the SunCruz Casinos gambling fleet. Moscatiello has pleaded not guilty and will be tried later.