Anthony J. Giancola...made this declaration, according to Pinellas Sheriff Bob Gualtieri:"You're going to be proud of me because I just killed 10 drug dealers."In Giancola's wake: four people stabbed, two fatally; two people severely beaten; and five others rammed by his car.The rampage, authorities said, began at 5100 35th Way N, a group home for the hearing impaired.Giancola, a 45-year-old former Tampa middle school principal busted for buying crack cocaine five years ago, stabbed four people there, authorities said.Justin Lee Vandenburgh, 27, and Mary Anne Allis, 59, were killed. Two others, both women, were injured.
...At 11:30 a.m., barely a mile and half away, Giancola pulled into the parking lot of Kenvin's Motel, an aged building on Haines Road with white cinderblock walls and peeling shingles and a reputation for prostitution. In two separate rooms, authorities say, Giancola found the motel's owners and beat them with a microwave.
Here is how those linkages unfold:
Gianni = Italian: from the personal name Gianni, a reduced form of Giovanni, Italian equivalent of John.
John = English, Welsh, German, etc.: ultimately from the Hebrew personal name yọ̄hānān ‘Jehovah has favored (me with a son)’ or ‘may Jehovah favor (this child)’. This personal name was adopted into Latin (via Greek) as Johannes, and has enjoyed enormous popularity in Europe throughout the Christian era, being given in honor of St. John the Baptist, precursor of Christ, and of St. John the Evangelist, author of the fourth gospel, as well as others of the nearly one thousand other Christian saints of the name.
Nicholas = English and Dutch: from the personal name (Greek Nikolaos, from nikān ‘to conquer’ + laos ‘people’). Forms with -ch- are due to hypercorrection (see Anthony, below). The name in various vernacular forms was popular among Christians throughout Europe in the Middle Ages, largely as a result of the fame of a 4th-century Lycian bishop, about whom a large number of legends grew up, and who was venerated in the Orthodox Church as well as the Catholic. In English-speaking countries, this surname is also found as an Americanized form of various Greek surnames such as Papanikolaou ‘(son of) Nicholas the priest’ and patronymics such as Nikolopoulos.