Thomas “Tommy Karate” Pitera Documentary, aka Tommy Karate who earned the nickname Karate because he used to get bullied and beat up as a young kid and so he took up martial arts following his hero Bruce Lee.
Tommy Karate became a Bonnano Crime Family Enforcer along side Anthony Bruno aka Whack Whack who took Pitera under his wing teaching him the ways of a Mobster, showing him how to earn and how to murder.
Thomas “Tommy Karate” Pitera (born December 10, 1954) is a former Mafia hitman in the Bonanno crime family. Pitera earned a reputation as a vicious and sadistic killer who enjoyed murdering people. He was suspected by law enforcement of as many as 60 murders.
He was well known for his use of karate and other martial arts when fighting which is a skill he had learned at a young age. It earned Pitera his nickname “Tommy Karate”.
After being convicted of several murders, he was sentenced to life in Federal Prison.
Pitera is serving a life sentence at the United States Penitentiary McCreary in Allenwood Pennsylvania. Pitera’s inmate number is 29465-053