Michele McPhee on the Trial of ‘Cadillac Frank’ Salemme [VIDEO]
As the murder trial for mobster "Cadillac Frank" Salemme gets underway, WBSM's Chris McCarthy welcomes investigative journalist Michele McPhee to discuss some of her inside knowledge on the case.
Salemme is on trial for murder in connection with the death of Boston nightclub owner Steven DiSarro in 1993.
McPhee, who was present at the opening of the trial, called it "something out of a movie."
"'Cadillac Frank' is 84 years old now, and looks every minute of it," she said. She noted he looked very feable entering the courtroom, and "looked like somebody's old grandfather."
She discussed how Salemme was wheeled into the courtroom in a wheelchair, while the jury was present.
"But at the end of the day, with the jury no longer in the room, he got up and walked out able-bodied," McPhee said. "That's a good indicator of the theatrics we can expect in this trial."
Chris and Michele also discuss their shared theory that if Salemme is allegedly responsible for the death of DiSarro, he should also be tried in the murder of Massachusetts State Trooper Mark Charbonnier in 1994.
Chris also poses the question that, if Salemme had reached an immunity agreement with the federal government in exchange for testimony against other mobsters, why didn't he include the murder of DiSarro in his crimes then?
BONUS VIDEO: WPRI's Tim White discusses the trial with Chris.