Gotti shouts at witness in court: 'You're a punk'

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Associated Press

Posted on October 8, 2009 at 12:37 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — John "Junior" Gotti has interrupted his New York racketeering trial with an outburst, shouting at the main witness against him.

The jury was not in the room when Gotti, on trial in federal court, stood and shouted at witness John Alite as Alite was leaving the witness box for lunch.

Alite has been testifying for the last week, putting Gotti at the scene of various mob activities, including murders.

The outburst came after Alite denied being involved in killing a 25-year-old woman in the 1980s.

Gotti shouted: "Did I kill little girls? You're a punk. You're a dog."

The judge warned Gotti that he was not helping himself by shouting at a witness. Gotti is the son of the late Gambino boss of the same name.

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