PERFETTI, Ferdinand age 23 stabbed Bklyn NY 1882
Brooklyn Standard Argus Jan 10, 1882. FATALLYSTABBED An Italian Laborer by a Fellow Countryman.
The injured man's death expected momentarily the Story of the stabbing as told in His Ante-Mortem Statement-Escape of the Assailant and a Witness. Ferdinand PERFETTI, an Italian laborer , 23 years of age, living at 70 Hamilton Avenue
Was last night stabbed in the abdomen by Frank MOSSA, an Italian shoemaker at the latter's place of business, No. 57 Union Street. MOSSA who is but 19 years of age and a cripple, ran away after the stabbing and has not since
been found, although the police are making search for him. He was accompanied by a fellow countryman named Vicenzo a witness to the stabbing. It was through a quarrel which PERFETTI had with Vicenzo that The stabbing occurred. A secondary cause was a request made by PERFETTI to
MOSSA For the settlement of a bill of $30. The wounded man was attended by Ambulance Surgeon TURNER, and removed to the long Island College Hospital. His condition became so much worse this morning that Coroner KELLER was
notified to take his ante-mortem statement, which he did as follows: I Lent $30 to that lame fellow. His name is Frank MASSA. He lives in Union Street, in front of the coal office. He is a shoemaker. I went yesterday alone to ask him to pay me the money which he owed me. There were two other persons in the room. The name of one is Vicenzo and the other Ml??ello. He (MASSA) said "I have no money; I will give it to you Tomorrow night" I then had hard words with Vicenzo. I did not then speak about money. Vicenzo said he was good and I was bad. We then clinched and came to hands and MASSA then stabbed me with a knife. The third man Vicenzo said he was good and I was bad. We then clinched and came to hands and MASSA stabbed me with a knife. The third man ML??ELLO did not mix in the row.
I saw the knife. It was a shoemaker's knife. MASSA stabbed me once and attempted to do second time but I parried the blow. MASSA then called two policemen and told them to arrest me. He then ran away. MASSA said nothing when he stabbed me, nor before that. I said nothing to MASSA to provoke him. I thought he came to separate Vicenzo and myself. I am not related & have no other info.