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
- 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
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 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
The Graphic Witness, Inc.
1317 SE 2nd Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33316
- 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!
MORE ABOUT AL BELLO & THIS TAPE
Al Bello Confronts Gunmen