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Man indicted in Philly killing

on March 12, 2013 10:20 AM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A South Philadelphia man was indicted Monday in what may be the city’s first mob slaying in a decade.

Anthony Nicodemo, 42, has been in custody since neighbor Gino DiPietro was gunned down outside his home in December.

Prosecutors have not commented on a motive, and skipped a preliminary hearing to send the case to a grand jury.

DiPietro, 50, was killed the same day federal prosecutors wrapped up their racketeering case against reputed mob boss Joseph “Uncle Joe” Ligambi and six others.

A Ligambi prosecutor had handled DiPietro’s 2008 drug case. And Nicodemo’s name came up on wiretaps played at the trial.

But it’s not yet clear whether the slaying has any link to the Ligambi case.

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