Sins of the Father
Jarrod Tillinghast is the son of one of Rhode Island’s most notorious mobsters. Determined to make a name for himself, he turns to boxing and becomes a rising star. But he learns that his father’s legacy isn’t so easy to leave behind.
LISTEN TO SINS OF THE FATHER
THE WISEGUY'S SON
IN THE RING
Jarrod faced off against John Kimbrough in the 1991 Southern New England Golden Glove finals. The fight was left to a decision, and the judges gave the victory to Jarrod. Courtesy of Paul Morrissette.
A TILLINGHAST TURNs PRO
On May 11, 2007, Jarrod made his return to professional boxing after an eight-year hiatus, fighting Jeffrey Osborne Jr., from Davenport, Iowa. Osborne broke Jarrod's nose in the first round, but Jarrod would go on to win by unanimous decision after four rounds.
BRAWL FOR IT ALL
Crimetown is Marc Smerling and Zac Stuart-Pontier, in partnership with Gimlet Media. This episode was produced by Tim Struby, Rob Szypko, Austin Mitchell, and Christopher Isenberg with Victory Journal. Our senior producer is Drew Nelles. Editing by John White and Soraya Shockley. This episode of Crimetown was mixed, sound designed, and scored by Kenny Kusiak. Our title track is “Run To Your Mama”
by Goat. Our credit track this week is “I’m a Winner” by Smoked Sugar. Original music by John Kusiak, Kenny Kusiak, Edwin and Bienart. Our ad music is by Matthew Boll. Archival footage courtesy of WPRI Channel 12 and Paul Morrissette. Thanks to Julia Heymans, Emily Wiedemann, Tim White, Brennan Reese, Rita Samos, Dino Dennis, the Tillinghast Family and everybody who shared their stories with us.