Get your DVRs ready! Murder Made Me Famous: John Gotti is a documentary series that examines killers who became household names when their crimes generated intense media coverage. John Gotti — the invincible crime boss who ruled the streets of New York as head of the notorious Gambino family — served a four-year prison sentence for murdering a rival gang member.
In an exclusive clip obtained by In Touch, John plans to kill Paul Castellano, an “old school” mob boss who didn’t like the fact that John was selling drugs on the street. Watch the video below for more!
John rose to prominence in the Gambino family by leading his crew of mobsters to conduct violent hijackings, illegal gambling, and sell drugs. He was eventually hunted down by the FBI and sentenced to life in prison.
In September, Sammy (The Bull) Gravano — aka John’s loyal underboss turned snitch — was released from prison. Then now-72-year-old was convicted in 2002 for distributing and possessing MDMA. That came after he was in witness protection for taking the stand and helping bring down John.
Sammy’s lawyer, Thomas Farinella, said he was released for good behavior. “He’s in good spirits, good health, and anxious to move forward with the next stage of life,” Thomas told the Daily News. “Right now, his plan is to soak up the experience he’s in right now,” he said. “He’s focused re-acclimating into society and enjoying his freedom.”
Murder Made Me Famous: John Gotti airs Saturday, Nov. 11 at 9 a.m. EST on REELZ.