Did Trigger Mike kill his first wife Doris?
After the death of his first wife and three weeks after the wedding to his second wife Ann, Coppola, in a screaming rage with his wife, calling her “a flat-nosed, frog-eyed bastard,” pulled out a revolver and wildly fired a shot at her, fortunately missing his target by a mile. She slept that night in the maid’s room, and was packing a bag to leave, the next day, when Coppola smacked her repeatedly in the face, knocking her to the kitchen floor. It was just the first of many beatings
Three months into the marriage, Ann found herself pregnant. One afternoon, lying on the kitchen table, an underworld doctor known only as “Doctor D,” a house surgeon for one of the swanky beach-side hotels in Miami performed an abortion on her, at Coppola’s insistence. Trigger Mike even assisted in the operation, smiling with glee as the doctor cut away the fetus. Three more times, over the following year, Ann subjected herself to the pain and humiliation of these unsavoury operations. She came to believe that her husband wanted sex with her, only so that he could indulge himself in these sickening sequels. The doctor walked away each time with a tax-free fee of $1000 for his services.
Late in 1956, Ann was searching through her husband’s possessions, and came across some papers. Although she never disclosed the full nature of them, she later told a federal agent that they confirmed her husband had arranged the murder of his first wife.
Final Resting Place:
280 Secor Road
Hartsdale, New York, 10530
Grave Location:Ferncliff Mausoleum, Unit 5, Alcove X, Room 2, Crypt 1
Grave Location Description
After entering the entrance between St. Andrew and St. Peter, go left at the intersection, and turn right at the following intersection to head to northeast to the Ferncliff Mausoleum. Park your car in the parking lot and enter the main entrance of the building. As you enter the building go right, left and the right again until you are in the back corner of the original part of the mausoleum. Take the stairs down into the basement and Michael ‘Trigger Mike’ Coppola’s grave is located in Unit 5 on the right along a wall of private crypts with an outside view.