By Tim Healey
A part of a chain of books which examines real-life tales that experience made newspaper headlines around the globe, this appears at crimes of ardour.
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One, just above the middle of Alex’s back, was a multicolored design. On the left arm was a tattoo of two hearts, an arrow piercing them, and the words “Mom and Dad” written in script. On the right arm was a tribal symbol. On the outside of his left thigh was the head of a bulldog and a collar. On the right thigh were images of a female warrior and two skeleton warriors. On his lower right leg was the cartoon character Wile E. Coyote, the one famous for chasing the Road Runner, who was shown in a cape and smoking a cigarette with a cigarette holder.
There was a stain on the carpet in the rear hallway of the gym. Since this was where Alex collapsed, it was assumed that the blood belonged to the victim. However, there was always a chance that there were samples of the perp’s blood as well, so it had to be tested. A swab was taken of the bloodstain. An expended bullet had been found and was turned over to the forensic team in a plastic cup. Also found in the parking lot, just outside the rear door of the gym, were three cigarette butts. These were carefully picked up and labeled.
By the time Alex Algeri was shot in the parking lot behind the Dolphin gym, the town of Amityville was known globally as the home of horror. Chapter 6 Algeri’s Funeral Alex’s wake was held in two rooms at the Mangano Funeral Home on Deer Park Avenue. People had to line up outside to get in. Traffic was around the block. “I never saw anything like it,” Alex’s father, Sal Algeri, would later say. “One guy came up to me and said in high school about five or six kids were beating him up. Alex came along, didn’t know him from anything, but stepped in to help him.