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Jury To Consider Death Penalty For “Little Tony” In Boulis Murder

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Anthony "Little Tony" Ferrari in court on Thursday Oct. 3, 2013. (Source: CBS4)

Anthony “Little Tony” Ferrari in court on Thursday Oct. 3, 2013. (Source: CBS4)

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FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami/AP) — Nearly two months after a Broward County jury convicted Anthony “Little Tony” Ferrari of the 2001 mob-style murder of local businessman Konstantinos “Gus” Boulis, the same jury is considering whether to recommend the death penalty or life in prison.

Jurors heard from several witnesses Monday before they start deliberations.

Ferrari was convicted in October of murder in the shooting death of Gus Boulis, who was ambushed by a mob hit man in his car on a downtown Fort Lauderdale street.

Boulis’  nephew,Spiro Naos, told the jury his uncle is sorely missed.

“We lost a father, brother, uncle, and a partner,but  the loss does not stop there. Gus employed over three thousand people and helped hundreds of immigrants achieve the american dream,” said Naos.

After the jury makes its recommendation, it will be up to Circuit Judge Ilona Holmes to impose a sentence on the 56-year-old Ferrari.

Trial testimony indicated that 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.

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