I’ve been running on about the case in Florida where John Connolly was convicted of murder by gun of John Callahan, but I don’t think I’ve ever given the facts about that case so you can decide for yourselves what his criminal liability is and what would be a fair punishment. A Florida state jury heard just about the same evidence as jury in Boston heard. The Boston jury acquitted him of obstruction of justice in Callahan’s death.
John Callahan was a Bain-type businessman who had a penchant for hanging around with hoodlums. He was the president of World Jai Alai in Miami. Jai Alai is a game where men use basket-like gloves to whip a small ball at speeds of 200 to 300 mph against walls trying to earn points. (Google gives you a good description) People bet fairly substantial sums on the outcome of games. Working for John Callahan was Paul Rico a retired FBI agent who had and deserved a bad reputation for being somewhat crooked.