On this day ……… 8th of May 2000
52-year-old fruiterer Francesco “Frank” Benvenuto, was fatally shot while sitting in his car in the driveway of his Beaumaris home on the 8th of May 2000. Phone records show that as Benvenuto lay dying he managed to ring ex-employee and associate Victor Peirce on his mobile phone. It is suspected the contract was ordered by Mick Gatto. Police initially treated him as a suspect but later offered a $100,000 reward for information leading to an arrest. Mark Moran and Andrew Veniamin were later named as chief suspects.