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Sources: Los Angeles Mafiosos Snuff Out Innocents’ Lives Over Gambling Beef

Corona Daily Independent (Calif.), “Daily Digest of Important State News Events,” Feb. 6, 1940.

Corona Daily Independent (Calif.), “Pete Pianezzi Now Under Four Life Prison Terms,” May 2, 1940.

Folsom Telegraph (Sacramento, Calif.), “79-Year-Old May be Pardoned Because of Mobster’s Statement,” June 26, 1981.

Nevada State Journal, “Californian Shot in Gang Clash at Resort,” July 20, 1937.

Nevada State Journal, “Gambling World is Silent Over Shooting,” July 21, 1937.

Oakland Tribune (Calif.), “Two Slain, Girl Shot in L.A. Gambler War,” Oct. 25, 1937.

Oakland Tribune (Calif.), “Slayer Suspect Again Identified,” Feb. 9, 1940.

Oakland Tribune (Calif.), “Death for Bruneman Murder Suspect Asked,” Feb. 25, 1940.

Oakland Tribune (Calif.), “Jury Convicts Bruneman Slayer,” April 19, 1940.

Sarasota Herald-Tribune (Fla.), “Convicted Killer Given Pardon, Declared Innocent,” Oct. 29, 1981.

The Bakersfield Californian, “L.A. Gangsters Murder Gambling King,” Oct. 25, 1937.

The Bakersfield Californian, “Suspect in Gambler Death Denies Guilt,” Jan. 2, 1940.

The Bakersfield Californian, “Bakersfield Nurse Unable to Identify L.A. Slayer,” Feb. 8, 1940.

The Last Mafioso, Ovid Demaris, Crown, 1981.