NEW YORK — A pair of evil identical twin brothers have been charged with beating their mobster roommate to death with a hammer and then tying a cinder block to his body and tossing into a bay.
Authorities say that Louis and Vincent Iacono, both 36, used a hammer to crush the skull of their housemate, Carmine Carini, Jr. in their Brooklyn home sometime on either Aug. 30 or Aug. 31.
Three days later, Carini’s body was found floating in an inlet off Jamaica Bay wrapped in blue tarp and weighed down with a cinder block and a bucket filled with construction materials, prosecutors said. He is a Gambino family associate and his father spent nearly a quarter-century behind bars for a 1983 killing.
Surveillance footage showed the brothers bringing the material into their home and later dumping the body.
“This brutal murder and the calculated disposal of the body are truly disturbing. Thanks to outstanding investigatory work, we have been able to charge the alleged perpetrators and bring them back to Brooklyn. We will now seek to hold them responsible for what they did, said Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez said.
Not long after Carini’s body was found, the Iacono’s were pulled over in Indiana for tailgating. But the brothers bolted, leading cops on a high-speed chase for 12 miles.
Cops there found three hammers in the trunk of their car that tested positive for blood. They had been held in Indiana on local charges until being extradited to Brooklyn.
Louis Iacono was remanded without bail and Vincent Iacono was held on $250,000 bail. Both face up to 25 years to life. Louis Iacono was remanded without bail and Vincent Iacono was held on $250,000 bail. Louis Iacono faces 25 years to life in prison and Vincent Iacono faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted. i