Was love a motive for suspect Anthony Comello, accused of killing a reputed Gambino crime boss? A law enforcement source said Comello, the 24-year-old suspect in the gangland-style murder of Francesco “Frank” Cali, wanted to date one of Cali’s nieces, according to a report.According to reports, Comello is accused of putting 10 bullets into Cali Wednesday night. That was right after he allegedly smashed into Cali’s Cadillac SUV with a blue pickup truck and exchanged tense words with the reputed godfather outside Cali’s stately Todt Hill home.Comello, of Eltingville, Staten Island, was busted in Brick over the weekend. Officials with the NYPD said he was in custody in New Jersey pending extradition to Staten Island to face murder charges.
Prosecutors say the boss of the notorious Gambino family, Frank Cali, was gunned down and killed outside his New York home. USA TODAY
Comello could appear in court in New Jersey today, according to reports. However, according to Comello's lawyer, he plans to waive extradition at a hearing today in New Jersey, according to reports.There has been no confirmation that a court appearance will take place.Comello was held Saturday in the Ocean County Jail on a murder count, according to authorities, who also confirmed the early Saturday arrest in Brick.APP.com and USA TODAY NETWORK New Jersey will be following this story closely in the weeks to come. Check back regularly for updates and consider a subscription to stay up-to-date on the latest developments. Dan Radel: @danielradelapp; 732-643-4072; firstname.lastname@example.org
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