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He's dead, so I can call him Bugsy. Siegel shot in 1947, through a window from some 40 feet away, supposedly a military carbine with copper jacketed slugs. Here's Sally Denton from her book on Las Vegas, The Money and the Power: The bullet through his eye was a phenomenal shot. The sofa sat at an angle to the window, and "the killer almost had to shoot around the corner," concluded the FBI. The man who cradled the carbine on the pergola, and his partner beside him, were never charged or prosecuted, though their identities would be known by officials in Nevada and Washington. Like [Benny] Binion's casino manager Louis McWillie, they were associates of Jack Ruby—the Chicago hoodlum who moved that year to Dallas. [p. 57] Same rifleman in Dealey, 16 years later? Or just more disinfo-by-implication?