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Griselda Blanco, Miami's Cocaine Queen, Assassinated In Medellin Butcher Shop

But Blanco was also known as a ruthless queen of death, accused of masterminding at least 40 homicides from Miami to New York, including the murder of a two-year-old boy. On February 7, 1982, Blanco hitmen fired at a car traveling on South Dixie Highway and SW 168th Street. The shooters missed their target, Jesus Castro, an ex-enforcer who had insulted her sons, but hit his boy Johnny twice in the head.

According to witness testimony from federal informant Max Mermelstein, an American who worked for the cartel, Blanco boasted about little Johnny's murder, noting she was pleased that the child had been killed "because it would upset the father."

She also earned another nickname: The Black Widow. Blanco was allegedly behind the murders of three husbands.



Blanco was arrested in 1985 on federal trafficking charges and convicted a year later. In 1994, she was charged in Miami-Dade criminal court for the murders of Johnny Castro and two drug dealers who were late with their payments to the Godmother. Four years later, when she was released from a California federal prison, Blanco pled no contest to the three slayings. She was transferred to a Florida correctional facility.

She would have faced the electric chair if the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office hadn't bungled the case. Two of the prosecutor's secretaries were busted having phone sex with star witness and ex-Griselda button man Jorge "Rivi" Ayala.

Following her release from prison and deportation to Colombia in 2004, Blanco became somewhat of a hip-hop cultural icon thanks to the Rakontur documentaries Cocaine Cowboys and Hustlin' With the Godmother.

According to Rios, Blanco's murderous exploits have been exaggerated by her former criminal associates who testified against her and the media. "People don't understand that she was just a figurehead," he says. "She's not responsible for atrocities committed by others in her organization."

Nevertheless, Rios acknowledged Blanco had made a lot of enemies, some of whom are still alive and may have still wanted to collect in blood. "Unfortunately, her past caught up with her," he says.

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lamandingos
lamandingos

Colombians dont forget. Ever.

Just when you think everything is normal your past walks up to you and puts two slugs in your brain.  I wonder what she was thinking on the way to the hospital since she did not die instantly.

Craigley
Craigley

Fools who don't even know that Cowboys are good.  Outlaws are bad.  Stupid Dem voting fools.

soundmind
soundmind

Especially out there taking care of business like all the men did and running over them to do it. They all did the same crimes as you only difference is you are a woman.

 

soundmind
soundmind

In all reality them idiotic parents shouldn't have affiliated themselves with a "DRUG QUEEN" come on anybody in there right mind knows better. So i say R.I.P. La Madrina Queen of Cocaine you are a true legend that will never be forgotten.

dilind
dilind

Baby killing b**** got what she deserved, a double tap.  Should have been done sooner.

drakemallard
drakemallard topcommenter

There is no heaven. No God, no angels. The only thing in your future is nothingness.

 

That prick. FuNking WASP whore. Thinking I'm some marìcon coming off a banana boat.

 

Bet you feel good, huh? Bet you feel good to kill a mother and her kids, huh, bet you feel *big

 

lamandingos
lamandingos

I can only hope that she saw the killer walking up to her. I'd feel better if she left this world knowing she was about be murdered.

 

She lived by the sword so it was time to her to die by it.

 

Two shots to the head in broad daylight.  Thats how they do it in Medellin baby.

padme_tutor
padme_tutor

you have no idea of what she was doing. she was killed. even in jail she was still working... the world goes round and she still was caught in what she left...

 

padme_tutor
padme_tutor

you all have no idea. she was a drug runner that did what she did... and what do you all do, I bet most of you smoke so shut the fuck up

305carolann
305carolann

Fucking trash - pure Colombian trash.    Burn in hell you ugly Bitch.  Who the fuck is happy when a kid gets killed?  Pure fucking evil is....   Two bullets to the head just like little Johnny. 

Champagnewishes
Champagnewishes

There is more than one bottle of champagne popping right now!! This is the best news I've heard all week and I have been waiting for this news for years. Some of you have NO CLUE what is was like during that time so stop admiring the life with your gangster garbage and PHONY RESPECT. Illiterate coke roaches. I have more gangster in my bowel movements then you've ever had in your life. Queen?? QUEEN OF NADA- ASESINA DESGRACIA. She is dead, gone and many people are happy to hear this. Que se la come el diablo, MAY THE DEVIL EAT HER.

ana2012
ana2012

all you guys are a effin idiot for thinking she was "the shit" you have no hearts and you guys think this is Grand theft Auto or some shit ya need to realize that she was Heartless and killed many innocent people INCLUDING CHILDREN don't be such d**k riders and basically HAIL her , goodness you guys are such wannabees if you guys were in those victims shoes you guys would of seen what they went thru you should respect those lives lost in her hands. Her hands are full of blood, innocent blood on top of that. Ridiculous. I am not expressing that she deserved that because not even thee most Evil people in this world deserve to die in that way , they shouldn't play God, but everything in life catches up even if you think your in the most confidential place on earth. This is Horrible but you never escape your past..... This is a kind of closure for her victims families. 

ezradv
ezradv

Newsflash... a gang member get shot. Kinda as exciting as a an accident on the 95.

floggingfernie
floggingfernie

she died the way she lived.. much better than dying in prison or in a nursing home. I still think she was a horrible human being, but who am i to judge. I hope this news gives closure to some of her victims.

Marcia Artiles
Marcia Artiles

When a man is a Godfther he is admired. When a woman is a Godmother she is villified. Not saying what she did was right, but she proved she could swim with the sharks. Anyway, Karma.

Myrantz
Myrantz

Let's say she gets what she deserves

purplemicrodot
purplemicrodot

Now she's in Hell taking it doggy style from pigs.

miami
miami

For the business she led she was a mastermind. Especially in those times where only men wore the cojones.  For us hard working citizens it is hard to understand why people would admire her, but for those who chose to live the trafficking life, she was LA MADRINA. If you crossed her you would pay the consiquences.  So for those who chose to get in the business they had to be loyal.  Loyalty is a big big part of that business. 

Richard H Cibran
Richard H Cibran

Lee Guerra Phantascy needs to brush up on his reading comprehension...

mycm2006
mycm2006

Rip to the queen... Ppl pass judgement if u want... But u dont know her full story her struggles and what she endured to make her that way.. She came from a 3rd wrld country where killing is everday .. Ppl dead lying in the streets. She lived the American dream... She ran shit and did nothing more than any military does when they go to war.. People refer to Hilter as a genius... Maybe... But he went out like a coward.. La madrina was a beast stood proud and master minded plans still while incarcerated.. Rip to the queen

menage_a25
menage_a25

Griselda Blanco aka "La Madrina" was a f***ing gangsta!! Nothing but respect for the life she led...well at least the money she made, especially as a female in the industria de cocaina! The Godmother was definitely one of the best! "Rivi" was a monster too....except for rattin....they were "The Truth" when it came to "hustlin" and "hits" ...puttin these new jacks to shame for sure

nafeesa27
nafeesa27

"It's hard to comprehend right now," Lmao is he serious? she murdered Lord only knows how many people and it's hard for him to comprehend?. These Latinos are primitive people indeed.

Frank Castle
Frank Castle

she didnt impress me...pablo is the real kingpin, they showed her in the new tv series that they are showing now called pablo escobar on the spanish channel

Kzm Ufc
Kzm Ufc

Bitch's dead?! Good!!!

Cristina Uribe
Cristina Uribe

Deleted my original comment because I'm not taking any chances. God only knows she still has cronies here in Miami and perhaps I'm being paranoid, but as Mai Iam said, this woman was vicious.

Mai Iam
Mai Iam

I seen her story some months back, she's was vicious!

Felix L Ricardo
Felix L Ricardo

You're attacking the wrong guy, Lee. He was responding to Oskar.

Felix L Ricardo
Felix L Ricardo

You're attacking the wrong guy, Lee. He was responding to Oskar.

Cristina Uribe
Cristina Uribe

@Lee I think your comments are meant for Oskar Papo not Anico. Anico thinks it's good she died. Just sayin'

Cristina Uribe
Cristina Uribe

@Lee I think your comments are meant for Oskar Papo not Anico. Anico thinks it's good she died. Just sayin'

Lee Guerra Phantascy
Lee Guerra Phantascy

alex she murder over 200 people women & children. family members also shoot a three year old child at a drive by wtf is wrong with you

Cristina Uribe
Cristina Uribe

Thank God! Vile bitch. Even one of her most evil hitmen blanched when she demanded he kill an entire family including toddlers. He refused. Hope she burns in hell.

Alex Anico
Alex Anico

She was awesome??! Dude wtf is wrong with you?? A murderous drug lord with no conviction is awesome to you?? Grow a brain you fool...

padme_tutor
padme_tutor

 @Champagnewishes your a tard. ya better check yourself. do you like the movie scarface... if ya do then shut yiur hole

 

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