Re: Cala Market Manager Murdered in Early 1980s

03/01/05 - posted by Karyn Ann Bosso

Oh, my God - I will never forget it - I lived a block away. My then boyfriend and I pulled up in his 1961 Valiant and got out - I was going to go in and buy some groceries and cash a check. There were police cars and people - and I walked up to the window and looked in - there was a body lying on the floor in a pool of blood - covered by a blanket of some sort. I asked someone - it was Pete Cala - he had tried to foil a robbery attempt - someone told me that he had tried to hit the perp over the head with a bag of quarters - and he had missed!

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