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Crime History: Murder Inc. hitman plunges to untimely death

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On this day, Nov. 12, 1941, the Mafia's most feared killer fell to his death after becoming a government informant, immortalizing Abe Reles as "the canary who sang, but couldn't ßy." "Kid Twist" Reles had made prosecutors an offer, revealing the existence of a national crime syndicate and a hit squad known as Murder Inc. The information helped authorities close dozens of cases,...