Dix Hills gym owner's trial begins for triple homicide

DIX HILLS - ? A Dix Hills man charged in a triple homicide will go on trial today. Cops say Christian Tarantino is accused in the shooting of an armored car driver and then killing two men to cover it up.

The 1994 shooting took the life of truck driver Julius Baumgardt. Baumgardt was killed in Muttontown during the heist of the truck.

Tarantino is also accused of rubbing out Baumgardt?s actual killer, Louis Dorval, by dumping his body in the ocean.

The former Synergy gym owner is also accused of killing a third man. Prosecutors say Tarantino had Vincent Gargiulo shot when he threatened to go to the feds about the killings.

Dix Hills gym owner arrested on 3 murder charges

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