NOW ON COMPACT DISC

NEVER-BEFORE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC

HEAR AL BELLO IDENTIFY CARTER
IN SECRETLY RECORDED TAPE

When Al Bello named Rubin "Hurricane" Carter as one of the Lafayette Grill triple murderers, he didn't know that a tape recorder was capturing his every word. The "secret" tape was made four months after the murders on Oct. 11, 1966, in Wayne, N.J. Police Headquarters. Bello -- who had identified Carter to two Paterson city detectives a week earlier -- was taped as he told his story to Passaic County Detective Vincent DeSimone.

The tape is fascinating and important because it enables you to hear the give and take, the voice inflections and the asides that add so much credibility to Bello's story. The tape was played in open court in 1974, when the Prosecution successfully argued that this story was true but Bello's recantation of this story was not. Judge Samuel Larner agreed.

In addition to identifying Carter and Artis as the gunmen on the tape, Bello:

  • Describe the scene inside the bar after the murders.
  • Identifies Carter's Dodge as the killers' getaway car.
  • Discusses his own participation in an attempted break-in that night.
  • Talks about why he took money from the bar's open register after the killings.
  • Explains why he decided to come forward four months after the crime.

THIS COMPACT DISC has been made from a reel-to-reel duplicate of the original tape recording. It is accompanied by a newly typeset version of the original 39-page transcript, which was filed by the Prosecutor's Office in 1974.

As an extra bonus, the disc includes an October 1976 recording of Kenneth Kellogg, who says that on the morning of the murders, Bello rushed into his apartment and blurted out, "Rubin Carter shot up the whole bar!"

THE COST

The compact disc and transcript cost $29.95, plus $5 for shipping and handling. The funds will help offset the cost of maintaining this web site.

HOW TO ORDER

Send a check or money order for $34.95 with shipping address to:

The Graphic Witness, Inc.
1317 SE 2nd Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316

TAPE INDEX

  • Bello interview, Part I: 48 minutes, 46 seconds
  • Bello interview, Part II: 16 minutes, 16 seconds (overlaps Part I so you can be certain nothing was omitted)
  • Kellogg statement, 5 minutes, 51 seconds
  • TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 70 minutes, 13 seconds

Each CD will be individually burned and hand-labeled, so don't expect anything fancy!

 

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