Monday, February 12, 2018

Charley Mosicant

Charles Mosicant

February 20, 1912
Philadelphia, PA

December 15, 1967
Philadelphia, PA

1932-33 LaSalle University (College)
1933-34 LaSalle University (College)
1934-35 LaSalle University (College)
1934-35 Pannonia - Pennsylvania (Independent)
1935-36 Bridgeton (EBL)
1935-36 Atlantic City Sandsnipers (EBL)
1936-37 Atlantic City Sandsnipers (ABL)
1936-37 Reading (TCL)
1937-38 Brownstown (TCL)
1938-39 Wilkes-Barre (ABL)
1938-39 Elmira (NYPA)
1939-40 Binghamton (NYSL)
1939-40 Philadelphia (TCL)
1940-41 Schuykill Haven (TCL)
1941-42 Philadelphia SPHA's (ABL)
1941-42 Hamburg (TCL)

Mosicant was a very popular player around Philadelphia, starring at LaSalle and then playing pro ball for many years.

On a Friday in December, 1967, Mosicant was seated in Max and Charlie's Bar in Philadelphia, an establishment owned by Charles and his brother Max. Three members of a local youth gang entered and robbed the place. Charles was knocked from his stool and beaten. He was then shot in the chest and the bullet pierced his heart, killing him.

The impending trial and guilty verdicts lead a Supreme Court case in Pennsylvania with regards to the convictions being based on confessions without being mirandized properly, as well as illegal searches. The convictions where upheld, but the death sentences were vacated.

Philadelphia Daily News, December 16, 1967
Philadelphia Daily News, December 20, 1967
Commomwealth of Pennsylvania v. Roach
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Bradley


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