The accused men Max Gemma (left) and Lawrence Dilione (right) appear in State Supreme Court in NY in Feb, 2017
Parents to two of the three men charged in the fatal 2016 death and dismemberment of a 26-year-old Connecticut man have been sued for coaching their suspect sons to cover it up.
New York party boy James Rackover, 27, Lawrence ‘Larry’ Dilione and Max Gemma, both 30 were indicted in charged in the fatal 2016 beating, stabbing and dismemberment and later travelling across state line from New York to New Jersey to dispose of the body of Joseph Comunale
The filing Tuesday comes on the heels of a murder conviction against 27-year-old James Rackover, one of two men indicted for Joseph ‘Joey’ Comunale’s grisly killing at Rackover’s E. 59th St. apartment at the end of an after-party on Nov. 13, 2016.
James Rackover [left], has already been convicted in the murder of Joseph ‘Joey’ Comunale [right], at the end of an after-party on Nov. 13, 2016
Dilione’s mother and Gemma’s father, a lawyer, worked to “convince their sons” they needed an alibi, which was to point the finger at Rackover and to “blame the murder solely” on him, the lawsuit charges.
The parents “elected to actively participate in the cover-up of this horrific crime…,” reads the lawsuit filed on behalf of the victim’s father Patsy Comunale.
Gordon Gemma and Suzanne Dilione “intentionally” lied to investigators “to prevent the detection and recovery of evidence,” civil lawyer Robert Abrams charged.
Their sons grew up together in Oceanport, N.J., where Comunale’s body was burned and discarded.