We’ve all heard of the buddy system in the military right? You and a friend can join together and the government ensures that you both attend boot camp together and get stationed together.
Ever hear of the buddy system in the mafia?
Joseph Testa and Anthony Senter (commonly referred to as the Gemini twins) might be the only case ever.
By the age of 13 they were already best friends and inseparable. They wandered in and out of jail and through countless street fights and stolen cars before they were finally brought in by Gambino soldier Roy Demeo.
Realizing their potential, Demeo made them members of his crew and molded them into effective killers.
The crew's MO was to first lure the intended victim inside the little apartment behind the Gemini Lounge on Flatlands Avenue in Canarsie, which was the crew’s main hangout. The victim would be shot in the head — and in quick succession, they were “turbanned” (a towel was wrapped around the head) and stabbed once through the heart. Both efforts were attempts to minimize blood flow.
The crew would then chop the body up, package the pieces, and toss the pieces in city dumpsters.
The authors of Murder Machine documented 75 Murder Machine murder victims, while the FBI suspects the crew committed between 100 and 125 slayings.
Testa and Senter would later turn on Demeo (under orders from the Gambino family) and murder Roy.
They were given releases from the Gambino Family and eventually were made into the Lucchese family, the continued to do hits for Gaspipe Casso until both received life sentences in 1989.
Senter continues to serve his sentence at the United States Penitentiary (USP), Allenwood, Pennsylvania. Testa is currently serving his sentence at the Federal Correctional Institute in Terminal Island Ca.
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