The Murder of Gangster Roger the Terrible Touhy
by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr
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On Friday evening, December 18,
1959 Chicago detectives arrested Marshall Caifano in the Mafia murder
of gangster Roger the Terrible Touhy (September 18, 1898-December 16,
1959). A young blood in the crime syndicate established by Alphonse
Gabriel Al Capone (1899-1947) in the early 1930s, Caifano was taken
to the Austin district West Side Police station.
He was questioned by Captain
Russell F. Corcoran (1910-1977). The officer was head of the
district where Touhy was gunned down in a hail of shotgun
bullets.Touhy’s bodyguard, Walter Campbell Miller, 62, was
wounded by gunfire in a violent exchange that killed the mobster.
Miller was the son of Joseph and
Susie W. Pane Miller. Joseph immigrated to America from Baden,
Germany in 1869. Self-employed he worked in the coal and wood
industry. When Walter Miller was twelve he lived with his parents and
siblings on Armitage Avenue in Chicago.
The bodyguard believed Roger
Touhy was assassinated through fear. Somebody might have to make
adjustments in their lives since Rog is out, he said. Miller spoke
to reporters from a hospital bed in Loretto, Illinois.