Alex Algeri and Paul Reidel were best friends and business partners who ran a gym in Long Island, New York. When one of them was murdered in cold blood, police struggled to find a motive or any leads. This made the authorities question if the man who was killed was really the intended victim, or if it was a case of mistaken identity?
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Sources: Killing The Wrong Man : The True Story of Lee Ann Reidel, by Anita Murdoch, Published September 10th 2017. Wife who fell in love with hired hitman gets 25 years to life, By John Springer, CNN.com, April 29, 2004. LEE ANN RIEDEL, Petitioner, v. ADA PEREZ, Superintendent, Bedford Hills Correctional Facility, Respondent, United States District Court, E.D. New York, August 15, 2012. Hit and Missus – Wife and Beau Tried In Slay Meant For Husband, by Linda Pulitzer, New York Post, February 18, 2004. Snapped: Killer Couples, Season 9, Episode 1, Salierno-Reidel, January 4, 2018.