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Prison warden had 'no clue' escaped con a serial killer

'Paperwork says he's a robber'

18 December, 18:51
Prison warden had 'no clue' escaped con a serial killer (see related) (ANSA) - Genoa, December 18 - Authorities at Genoa's Marassi penitentiary on Wednesday said they had no clue escaped prisoner Bartolomeo Gagliano was a convicted serial killer when they allowed his temporary release.

"The paperwork says he's a robber,'' prison warden Salvatore Mazzeo told reporters.

Gagliano, 55, has been convicted of the murders of two prostitutes and a man, plus an attempted murder between 1981 and 1989.

He has also been convicted for robbery, drugs and weapons possession, aggression and extortion.

He was granted a temporary-leave permit to visit his mother in Savona as a reward for good conduct over the past three years when he hijacked a civilian car at gunpoint and went on the lam on Wednesday.

Gagliano had already escaped from a criminal psychiatric hospital in Montelupo Fiorentino near Florence in 1989.

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