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Jurors in Mafia Boss Trial Visit Killing, Burial Sites

Jurors who will decide whether former New England Mafia boss Francis "Cadillac Frank" Salemme is guilty of having a federal witness killed have viewed the home where prosecutors say the killing took place.

Jurors traveled to Sharon on Friday to see the home where prosecutors say Steven DiSarro was strangled in 1993. Jurors also went to North Providence, Rhode Island, where DiSarro's remains were found behind a mill building in 2016.

Prosecutors say Salemme watched as his son strangled DiSarro and another man, Paul Weadick, held DiSarro's feet. Prosecutors say they killed DiSarro to keep him from cooperating with authorities.

Jurors were not allowed to go inside the Sharon home, where the government says their key witness – Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi – walked in on the murder in the kitchen and left.

Weadick is also on trial. Salemme's son died in 1995. Salemme and DiSarro deny any involvement in the killing.

Testimony in the case will resume Monday.

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