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Police say found three members of gang who freed lifer

Cutri', murder convict with mafia links, still on run

06 February, 10:54
Police say found three members of gang who freed lifer (ANSA) - Milan, February 6 - Italian police said Thursday that they have detained three members of the gang who this week freed Domenico Cutri', an inmate with alleged mafia ties, in an attack on a prison van that was taking him to trial.

The police said they have "serious evidence of guilt".

The inmate's 30-year-old brother, Antonino, died of his wounds in hospital after being hit by prison guards in a shoot-out during the breakout Monday north of Milan, while two prison guards were injured in the attack.

A nationwide manhunt is still on for Domenico Cutri', who was serving a life sentence.

The 32-year-old was convicted on appeal in December 2012 of planning the murder of Luckasz Kobrzeniecki, shot to death outside his house in Trecate on June 15, 2006.

The gunman, Manuel Martelli, got 16 years and four months in an unappealable fast-track trial.

Cutri', an alleged affiliate of the Calabria-based 'Ndrangheta mafia, decided to murder Kobrzeniecki because he was bothering his girlfriend.