Abe ‘Kid Twist’ Reles and Albert Tannenbaum Testifying in the Murder of Irving Penn
Albert Tannenbaum (left) and Abe “Kid Twist” Reles arrive to testify before the Bronx Grand Jury about the ‘mistake murder’ of Irving Penn, a music publisher that was mistaken for a union man and was killed by mobster associates of Tannenbaum and Reles. Tannenbaum and Reles were two of the most feared hitman in the “Murder, Inc.” mob group, but in 1940 they both faced trial on several murders and chose to become government informants to avoid trial and execution. Partially as a result of the testimony of Reles, Tannenbaum and eight others, mob boss Louis ‘Lepke’ Buchalter was indicted, convicted, and later executed, by the New York State government.
January 03, 1941