Notorious Mafia boss who boiled kid in acid and staged 150 murders walks for free – World News
Dubbed the ‘killer of people,’ Giovanni Brusca’s sickening crimes include dissolving a young child’s body in acid – and now his release from prison has infuriated the families of his many victims.
The release of a mafia boss who confessed to playing a role in more than 100 murders has been condemned.
The macabre crimes of Sicilian big boss Giovanni Brusca include dissolving the body of an 11-year-old child in acid.
He also acknowledged the assassination of Italian Attorney General Giovanni Falcone.
The gangster was arrested in 1996 for detonating a bomb that killed five people – including the anti-Mafia judge.
He has now been released after 25 years in prison, outraging relatives of his victims and senior politicians.
Brusca became an informant, helping to track down other criminals to bring them to justice.
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Tina Montinaro, the wife of one of the bodyguards killed, told the Repubblica newspaper that she was “outraged”.
She fumed: “The state is against us, after 29 years we still don’t know the truth about the massacre – and Giovanni Brusca, the man who destroyed my family, is free.”
The infamous Brusca, now 64, was involved in around 150 hits and was a key figure in the Cosa Nostra, the Sicilian Mafia group.
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“He only collaborated with the judiciary to obtain the benefits, it was not a personal, intimate choice,” said Rosaria Costa, the widow of a police officer who died in the Falcone bombing.
The country has always faced a long and violent fight against organized crime.
A number of Italian politicians have reacted angrily to his release.
Matteo Salvini, leader of the right-wing League party, said his victims deserved better.
“After 25 years in prison, Mafia boss Giovanni Brusca is a free man. This is not the ‘justice’ that Italians deserve,” he said.
Enrico Letta, the leader of the center-left Democratic Party, told local radio: “It is a punch in the stomach that takes your breath away.”
The mafia boss will be on parole for four years, we learned.
“No matter what one thinks of the atrocities he committed at the time, there was a collaboration – let’s not forget that he gave information about attacks both in Sicily and in Mainland Italy, “said chief anti-mafia prosecutor Federico Cafiero De Raho. Reuters.
“Obviously, the judges thought it was the appropriate prison sentence.”