Alphonse John Gangitano (March 24, 1957 - January 16, 1998) was an Italian-Australian criminal from Templestowe, Victoria, Australia, a suburb of Melbourne. Gangitano was notable for his involvement in the Melbourne underworld killings. He was once known as the 'Prince of Lygon Street' (Melbourne's Little Italy). Gangitano was also an associate of Mick Gatto.
Gangitano was found dead by his wife in the laundry of their home in 1998.
Gangitano, Jason Moran, and associate Mark McNamara, were charged over a vicious attack in a nightclub on December 19, 1995, at the Sports Bar nightclub in King Street, Melbourne.
Moran later said of Gangitano; "He's a fucking lulu....if you smash five pool cues and an iron bar over someone's head....you're a fucking lulu".
Alphonse Gangitano was a career criminal and long time associate of Graham Kinniburgh. On January 16, 1998, Kinniburgh had been drinking with associate, Lou Cozzo, at the Laurel Hotel in Ascot Vale before driving to the home of Alphonse Gangitano.
Kinnburgh left the house shortly after 11pm to purchase cigarettes from a local store. Upon his return 30 minutes later, Kinniburgh found Gangitano had been shot several times to the head. Gangitano's de-facto wife Virginia was with the body of her husband who had died in the laundry. Kinniburgh adopted a code of silence, frustrating police investigating the murder.
Evidence was presented at an inquest that showed both Kinniburgh and Moran were at the home of Gangitano on the night of his murder. Both were exempted from giving evidence at the inquest on the grounds their evidence may incriminate themselves in a crime.
Traces of Kinniburgh's blood was discoved on the back flyscreen door at Gangitano's home and Moran was seen leaving the house by a witness on the night of the murder.
Kinniburgh and Moran were both later murdered.
As boss of Melbourne's sicilian family Alphonse was internationally respected and was also said to be related and connected to North American, East Coast, Gangitano Family.
Domenic "Mick" Gatto
Gatto is a professional mediator within the building industry in Melborne. He runs a chain of companies, Arbitrations and Mediations Pty Ltd and has an interest in crane company, Elite Cranes.
n 2004 Mick Gatto was charged with the murder of suspected underworld hitmanAndrew Veniamin and remanded in custody for 18 months. He was found not guilty at trial, during which Gatto claimed he had acted in self defence after Veniamin pulled out a .38 pistol and threatened to kill him. Gatto claims that during a struggle he was able to turn the gun around on Veniamin and fire one shot into his neck, and one shot in the eye. He also claimed that during the argument, Veniamin had implicated himself in the deaths of Dino Dibra, Paul Kallipolitis and Graham Kinniburgh, a close ali and mentor of Gatto's.
Keith "Mr Baldy" Jones
Name: Brian Keith Jones (also known as -Brendan John Megson) Dubbed- "Mr Baldy"
Age: 62 yrs old
State:VIC- Ascot Vale/ Ararat.
Sentence: Sentenced in 1992 to 12yrs 4months jail/ 11yrs non parole. Released from Prison 13-7-05. To be monitored until 2020.
Must comply with conditions below.
- 24hr monitoring.
- To be escorted by corrections officer when leaving home.
- No supervised/ unsupervised access to children/ young people.
- Strict curfews.
- No alcohol.
- Must live alone.
- Belived to have an electronic monitor tag.
- Continuous rehabilitation program.
Offence/Other: Raped a 9yr old boy/ + Indecent assault charges. Was named "Mr Baldy" for kidnapping young boys in the early 80's, shaving their heads/ girls clothes/ make-up and molest them. Served 8yrs for those crimes. Paroled in 1989. Involved in a paedophile ring.Also Convicted over their part in the " Mr Baldy Paedophile Ring"- Deborah Taylor, Gordon Taylor, and Robert Henderson. Is now on the Victorian Sex Offender Registry which will be linked to a National database tracking sex offenders interstate and overseas. AAP (20-10-2004).
The notorious paedophile dubbed Mr Baldy looks set to be released early from a Victorian jail under strict monitoring conditions in an effort to stop him reoffending. The parole board has not made a final decision but serial sex offender Brian Keith Jones looks likely to be released six months early under some of the strictest parole conditions ever imposed in Victoria, including being electronically tagged.Released 13-7-05.
Roberta Kane (Williams)
Knight currently resides in the maximum security at Port Phillip Prison near Melbourne and is eligible for parole in 2014; however, the Victorian government has stated that it is "unlikely" Knight will ever be released. Lets hope....