The Details Of How This New York Gangster Was Murdered Were Too Horrific Even For Goodfellas

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Made famous by a classic scene in the iconic Martin Scorsese movie Goodfellas, the real-life murder of gangster Billy Batts by three of his associates – Tommy DeSimone, Henry Hill and James Burke – has become part of mob folklore. But according to Hill, who became an FBI informant in 1980, the movie didn’t portray events as they really happened. And that’s because the real story is just too gruesome for the screen.

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