Nick Nero found guilty in Raposo murder
Four men, including Niagara Drug Kingpin Nick Nero, face automatic life sentences without chance of parole for 25 years after being found guilty of first-degree murder in the killing of a rival drug trafficker.
The four were found guilty yesterday in the death of John Raposo, who was gunned down on a Toronto patio in June 2012, as soccer fans gathered to watch a Euro Cup game.
The men were also convicted of conspiracy to commit murder and will be sentenced on that count at a later date.
Court heard the three were accused of hiring a hitman to kill Raposo for being “the biggest rat in the world" and they planned to keep Raposo’s 200 kilo shipment of cocaine for themselves.
Nero is already serving a lengthy jail sentence in connection with his role in an international cocaine ring.