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Thomas  Pitera

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They called him Tommy “Karate” Pitera, but he should have been known as “The Butcher.”

After the infamous Bonanno capo killed his victims, he dragged them into a bathtub and dismembered them limb by limb with the precise skill of a professional, according to a bombshell new book, “The Butcher: Anatomy of a Mafia Psychopath” (William Morrow) by Philip Carlo.

He was the baddest of the bad,” Carlo told The Post. “He scared the scary guys.”

Pitera is now serving life in prison for six murders, but investigators say the number of people he killed is likely ten times that high.

 

 
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