|Vito Rizzuto made a serious effort to find the man suspected of killing his eldest son and wanted him captured alive to make him suffer, recently released court documents allege. Montreal mob boss Vito Rizzuto was incarcerated in the U.S. in December 2009 when his son Nick (The Ritz) Rizzuto was killed.|
Ducarme Joseph was informed by a police detective on Sept. 9, 2009 that there was a contract on his life. At one point it was alleged multiple teams of hired killers were looking for Joseph.
Nick (The Ritz) Rizzuto
Ducarme (Kenny) Joseph
|For years, police sources had described Ducarme (Kenny) Joseph as a suspect in the murder. Joseph — also known as Kenny, Ducarmel and King Kenny — cheated death for years as leader of Montreal’s 67s street gang, but his luck ran out when he was gunned down just around the corner from his mother’s home on August 1, 2014.|
The motive behind Nick Rizzuto’s murder has never been made clear, although many speculate it was ultimately the hand of Bonanno Boss Salvatore 'the ironworker' Montagna along with Joe Di Maulo and Raynald Desjardins. Joseph was also the prime suspect in the murder of Frederico Del Peschio, a close associate of Vito Rizzuto’s who was gunned down near his restaurant in Montreal on Aug. 21, 2009.