Chief of the Italian mafia Matteo Messina Denaro, arrested in January this yr after serving 30 years, has died. On the time of his arrest he was affected by most cancers.
Messina Denaro was 61 years outdated. This was reported by the information publication Reuters.
As his situation worsened in latest weeks, Messina Denaro was transferred to a hospital from the utmost safety jail in central Italy the place he was initially held.
He was discovered responsible of quite a few crimes, together with involvement in planning the 1992 murders of anti-Mafia prosecutors Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino.
He additionally was discovered accountable for the 1993 bombings in Rome, Florence and Milan that killed 10 individuals, and for serving to arrange the kidnapping of 12-year-old Giuseppe Di Matteo to stop the boy’s father from testifying in opposition to the mafia. The kid was stored for 2 years after which killed.
The Italian press known as him “the final godfather.” Messina Denaro isn’t believed to have offered any data to police after he was captured exterior a personal medical clinic within the Sicilian capital Palermo on January 16.
Based on medical data leaked to Italian media, he underwent colon most cancers surgical procedure in 2020 and 2022 underneath an assumed identify. A physician at a Palermo clinic reported that Messina Denaro’s well being had deteriorated considerably within the months main as much as his arrest.
The Italian mafia chief was born within the southwestern Sicilian metropolis of Castelvetrano in 1962. He got here to the mafia for his father and on the age of 15 he already carried a pistol with him. Police say he dedicated his first homicide when he was 18 years outdated.
He himself as soon as said that killed sufficient individuals to fill the cemetery.
As GLOBAL HAPPENINGS reported, the final time the Cosa Nostra boss was seen at massive was in August 1993 on trip in Forte dei Marme. After this, Matteo Messina Denaro grew to become a fugitive. They are saying he allegedly had cosmetic surgery on his face and will change the form of his fingertips to erase prints.
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