‘Son of Sal’ serial killer, who murdered two Jews, convicted

Ben Sales

(JTA) — A serial killer known as “Son of Sal,” who murdered three Brooklyn storeowners in 2012, has been convicted on three counts of second-degree murder.

Salvatore Perrone, 67, killed Mohamed Gebeli, 65, Isaac Kadare, 59, and Rahmatollah Vahidipour, 78, in the summer and fall of 2012, according to Reuters. Gebeli and Vahidipour were Jewish. After the conviction Wendesday, Perrone faces 75 years to life in prison.

Perrone claims he was framed. He was caught after the final murder when someone recognized his likeness on security camera footage. Police then found a rifle he owned, with his fingerprint, that matched the bullets fired in the murders. He later made statements implicating himself.

Perrone, who sold clothing, covered each of his victims’ heads with cardboard or clothing.

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