Death Corner & Early Crime of the Greenbush Neighborhood
Death Corner – Intersection of South Murray Street and Desmond Court – Madison, WI – It was the murders of James D’Amico and Carl Justo that gave Death Corner its name.

Most of the crime occurred during Prohibition when running moonshine became very profitable. Two gangs, one centered on Regent Street and the other on Milton Street, contended for control of the liquor trade. The “Rum War” soon broke out between them.

1932 – Joe Presti murder
1929 – Frankie Gelosi murder
1928 – Joseph DiMartino murder
1926 – Officer Palmer Thompson Murder
1925 – Officers Lyman Mason & Taylor Gray were shot at from a parked car.
1924 – Herbert Dreger murder
1924 – Joe Brusca murder
1924 – Pete Sousa murder
1924 – Anton Navarra murder
1924 – Tony Bruno murder
1924 – Louis Lotwin murder
1924 – Julius Ucello, shot and severely wounded
1923 – Carl Justo murder
1922 – James D'Amico murder
1918 – Officer Grant Dosch Murder
1917 – Joe Bastone murder
1915 – Salvatore Tripolino murder
1914 – Fillippo Carissimo murder
1913 – John Longfield murder
1913 – Calogero Liceri murder
1912 – Andrea Stasi murder
1911 – Annie Lemberger kidnapping & Murder