Cops arrest couple in double Palermo hit

A city surveyor and a housewife suspects in Bontà, Vela crime

(ANSA) - Palermo, March 4 - Police have detained a couple in connection with a double murder that occurred Thursday, sources said Friday.
    Vincenzo Bontà and Giuseppe Vela were shot dead in a Palermo street Thursday morning. Late on Thursday the flying squad arrested 52-year-old city surveyor in charge of graveyards Carlo Gregoli and his spouse Adele Velardo, 45, a housewife. Investigators say they have security camera footage of the couple's Toyota SUV at the scene of the crime and a statement from an eyewitness, as well as evidence they fired with two different weapons. The couple has denied all involvement, but it is believed the motive may have been a quarrel between the suspects and Bonta', who was their neighbor.
    Police initially believed the double murder may have been a Mafia hit because Bonta' was married to Daniela Bontade, daughter of late lawyer and Cosa Nostra kingpin Giovanni Bontade who died in an ambush along with wife Francesca Citarda on September 28, 1988.
   

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