New pictures present the bloody aftermath of the McDonald’s drive-thru hit on Bronx mafia affiliate Sylvester “Sally Daz” Zottola – a rub-out allegedly orchestrated by his personal son.
The crime scene pictures — entered into proof by federal prosecutors in Brooklyn — present blood spattered on the upholstered seats of 71-year-old Zottola’s Acura SUV on the Mickey D’s drive-thru on Webster Avenue.
One other photograph exhibits a spent shell casing in a cup holder contained in the automobile, subsequent to a Dum Dum lollipop.
At the very least 5 bullet holes in one of many automobile’s home windows are proven in one other one of many proof pictures – taken on the scene after the killing in October 2018.
A sequence of yellow NYPD proof markers are seen scattered across the crime scene in one other one of many pictures. The markers tag footprints, shell casings and a close-by fence, the place the gunman allegedly handed by way of as he ran off from the scene.
Sylvester’s son, Anthony Zottola, 44, is charged with allegedly hiring a Bloods gang member to orchestrate the hit on his father as a result of he wished management of the household’s $45 million actual property empire.
Anthony is on trial with two co-defendants – Himen Ross and Alfred Lopez – who allegedly carried out the hit on Sylvester, a reputed affiliate of the Bonanno and Lucchese crime households.
Final week, one other alleged conspirator testified below a cooperation settlement with the feds that he tried and did not kill each Sylvester and Anthony’s brother, Salvatore, 45, no less than six occasions.
In one of many botched hits, a gunman ambushed Salvatore exterior of his house in Locust Level and shot him a quantity occasions in a brazen, caught-on-video assassination try. He survived, and took the stand within the trial as a star witness for prosecutors who testified after being given immunity.
After the profitable hit on his dad, Anthony allegedly texted the Bloods gang member he paid to arrange the assassination — and joked with him in regards to the slaying.
“Can we get together right this moment or tomorrow,” Bloods member Bushawn Shelton texted the youthful Zottola after the hit.
“Tomorrow. It’s my little man’s bday. I’m taking him to his favourite place, McDonald’s. Then to a film. LOL like I eat that stuff,” Anthony replied with obvious sarcasm.
Shelton allegedly texted again that it was like his “birthday” that day.
Anthony and his two co-defendants have pleaded not responsible.