Giovanni Brusca, a repentant mafia godfather, released after 25 years in prison



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06-01-21 at 9:27 a.m.

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06-01-21 at 9:28 am

Giovanni Brusca, one of the most ruthless killers of the Sicilian mafia Cosa Nostra, was released late Monday evening after serving 25 years in prison, several Italian media reported on Tuesday.

Giovanni Brusca, a repentant mafia godfather, released after 25 years in prison

Giovanni Brusca, a repentant mafia godfather, released after 25 years in prison

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The 64-year-old man is considered the former armed arm of the now-defunct supreme leader of the Sicilian Costa Nostra mafia, Totò Riina. He was arrested on May 20, 1996. He is one of the perpetrators of the Capaci attack, which took place on May 23, 1992, killing anti-mafia magistrate Giovanni Falcone, his wife Francesca Morvillo and three law enforcement officers. police escort, Vito Schifani, Rocco Dicillo and Antonio Montinaro. Giovanni Brusca had said he committed between 100 and 200 murders. Among other things, he had ordered the strangulation of a 12-year-old boy, the son of another gangster turned informant, after holding him hostage for 779 days. The boy’s body was then dissolved in a barrel of acid, in a horrible act of revenge against his father, Santino Di Matteo. He had been sentenced to life in prison by default for mafia association and multiple murders, and after his arrest in 1996, he “repented” and began cooperating with Italian justice. The 60-year-old left Rebibbia’s Roman prison late Monday evening. He will remain under control and on parole for four years. His release has outraged the public, politicians and relatives of his victims. Tina Montinaro, the widow of Falcone escort agent Antonio Montinaro, who was killed in the Capaci bombing, expressed anger. “I am outraged,” she told Italian news agency Adnkronos. “The whole of Italy should be outraged. After 29 years, we still don’t know the truth about this attack and Brusca is now free.” “From a human point of view, it hurts me, but it’s the law, a law that my brother himself wanted and so it must be obeyed,” said Maria Falcone, the judge’s sister. murdered. A repentant godfather, Giovanni Brusca benefited from a reduced sentence thanks to his reliable collaboration with justice. So he had to serve 26 years in prison but his sentence was further reduced somewhat thanks to his “good behavior” behind bars. (Belgian)


Giovanni Brusca repentant mafia godfather released years prison

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