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Mafia boss 'entitled to a dignified death'


Italy

Mafia boss 'entitled to a dignified death'

One of Italy’s most notorious mafia bosses Salvatore ‘Toto’ Riina could soon be released from prison after the country’s appeals court ruled authorities should re-examine a defence plea for the aging and infirm gangster to be moved to house arrest to die with dignity.


The 86-year-old, nicknamed ‘The Beast’ because of his brutality, is serving multiple life sentences for his role in a number of high-profile Mafia murders.


The victims families expressed outrage at the decision.

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