Why does Michael Corleone let his right-hand capo die to kill a pensioner?
#3. The Godfather Part II - Michael Sends a Big Shot on a Suicide Mission
Throughout the entire Godfather trilogy, the members of the Corleone Family are consummate murder professionals. They always act discreetly, minimize any possible link to the Family when they kill, and send the right guy for the job. The movies show us time and time again that the Corleones have an endless supply of eager young goons willing to prove themselves, so they know there’s no need for the important people to put themselves at risk … except for one murder in The Godfather Part II, when everyone involved decides to launch the worst plan possible, for no apparent reason.