Gus Boulis' green BMW was pinned between two cars. One had halted directly in front of him as he pulled out of his office building's parking lot. The other appeared from the opposite direction as a dark blur in the vacant Fort Lauderdale street. Boulis' killer was facing him from the opposite car. Boulis knew what was coming. He raised a hand. Maybe it was to plead for his life. Maybe it was a defense mechanism. But he knew. The killer in the opposite car fired a gun. The discharge blew through Boulis' hand and into his body. The two cars screeched off into the night.
Bloodied, with his life ebbing away, Konstantinos "Gus" Boulis, founder of the popular Miami Subs restaurant chain and SunCruz Casinos, drove a mile toward Federal Highway and SE 18th Street. He crashed into a tree on the side of the road.
Boulis was dead inside his BMW.
Twelve yearslater, the trial for Boulis' murder has finally gotten underway.More »