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Mafia murders 'solved' after 25 years

Cold cases included slaying of anti-racket businessman

07 April, 12:41
Mafia murders 'solved' after 25 years (ANSA) - Rome, April 7 - Italian police on Monday said they had solved three murders and an attempted murder connected to a Cosa Nostra gang war in central Sicily in the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Police issued arrest warrants for 12 people included two Mafia bosses, Piddu Madonia and Antonio Rinzivillo, in connection with the 1989 murder of Francesco Pepi, a shopkeeper slain in 1989 after refusing to pay protection money and urging other businessmen to follow his suit.

Investigators said they now knew who carried out that hit as well as two vendetta killings and an attempted murder during a turf war between the cities of Caltanissetta and Gela 25 years ago.