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Jury in Salemme murder trial visits Providence mill

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By: Chloe Leshner

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WLNE) -- Time for a field trip on day 3 of the high stakes murder trial of former New England mob boss "Cadillac Frank" Salemme. Today the jury went to the two crime scenes including 1 here in Providence.

Jurors spent about 15 minutes at the location, getting a good look at the spot where Steven DiSarro's remains were found back in 2016. 

A bus full of jurors arrives in Providence for the third day of "Cadillac Frank" Salemme's trial. The former New England mob boss is accused of ordering the murder of Steven DiSarro back in 1993, fearing DiSarro would talk to federal agents.

The jury members walked through the secluded area behind a mill building off of Branch Avenue, concentrating on the back corner of the lot. That's the spot FBI agents dug up for several days back in 2016, uncovering DiSarro's remains.

During opening statements on Wednesday, the government said after Salemme ordered his now deceased son Frank Jr. to strangle DiSarro, he called on Bobby DeLuca to help transfer the body to Providence. A hole was dug behind the mill building owned by William Ricci. The prosecutor said they waited until it was dark to dump the body and construction fill was placed on top the next day.

Both DeLuca and Ricci are set to testify later in the trial.

The jury also went to Salemme's old home in Sharon, where the feds say they killed DiSarro. Testimony continues on Monday.

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