My meeting with a notorious mafia hitman

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John Alite is a former enforcer for the Gambino crime family. (National Geographic/Will Francome)
John Alite is a former enforcer for the Gambino crime family. (National Geographic/Will Francome)

John Alite, ex-killer, mafia terminator, former hitman, talks to News24 lifestyle editor Herman Eloff about the deadly and painful cost of living a life of crime.

John Alite, 59, still remembers one of the first people he ever killed.

It was coke dealer George Grasso. John shot Georgie in the head from the backseat of the car they were driving in. He picked up the gun, stuck it around the headrest, and pulled the trigger.

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