MICHAEL NGUYEN | QMI AGENCY
MONTREAL - A suspected street gangster is accused of murdering a second Rizzuto crime family rival during a bloody week in early 2013.
Olivier Gay, 31, faces a murder charge in the death of Vincenzo Scuderi, one of two dissident mobsters who were gunned down within days of each other last year.
Scuderi was shot several times on Jan. 29, 2013, at his home in the Montreal borough of Saint-Leonard, the traditional centre of the city's Italian community.
Gay, the alleged gunman, is a suspected associate of the Bo Gars (Cute Guys) street gang.
He was previously arrested and charged in the murder of another Rizzuto rival, Gaetan Gosselin, who was killed a week after Scuderi.
Scuderi and Gosselin were associates of breakaway Mob factions that emerged in the 2000s while crime boss Vito Rizzuto was serving a prison sentence in the U.S.
They were killed a few months after Rizzuto was released from a U.S. prison and returned to Montreal.
Five Rizzuto rivals have been shot and killed in recent years, apparently in retaliation for the murders of Vito Rizzuto's father, son and other top family members.