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Gay mobster's
killer gets life in prison

Gay mobster's
killer gets life in prison

One of the real-life inspirations for this season's gay story line on the HBO drama series The Sopranos will likely spend the rest of his life behind bars. Stefano Vitabile, 71, was given life in prison on Monday for ordering the 1992 killing of gay mafia boss John D'Amato.

In 2003 the man who made the hit, Anthony Capo, told a jury, "Nobody's going to respect us if we have a gay homosexual boss sitting down discussing business with other families." Capo admitted to shooting D'Amato in the back seat of a car. The real-life events were the inspiration for the "outing"--and killing--of character Vito Spatafore in the new season of The Sopranos.

On Monday a jury found Vitabile guilty of conspiring in this and two other mob-related murders as well as conspiring to commit extortion. He was sentenced to life in prison. (Sirius OutQ News)

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