Possibly more than 100 witnesses in alleged Punta Gorda hitman double homicide

Writer: Carolina Guzman
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Justin Robert Casagranda, third suspect in Trails End Drive double homicide Credit: The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office

There could be more than 100 witnesses in the case that investigators are accusing a man of pulling the trigger in a double homicide focused on drugs and money.

The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office said Kelly Schiano and Everett Harper hired Justin Casagranda to murder two men at a home in Punta Gorda on Trails End Drive on Jan. 24.

One of the victims, Mario Schiano, was Kelly’s husband. Harper was also Mario Schiano’s right-hand man.

The other victim was Anthony Galeotti.

They were both found shot with gunshot wounds to the chest and face.

According to Schiano, there was a large debt that she and Galeotti were trying to keep hidden from Mario. Schiano thought it was just going to be a robbery and that no one would be shot.

Deputies said Galeotti wasn’t the intended target, just in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Casagranda faces charges of second-degree murder and conspiracy to commit murder.

Nothing came out of the court proceedings on Monday.

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