Sicilian Mafia boss Giovanni Brusca, whose grisly crimes include having a child’s body dissolved in acid, has been released from prison.
(BBC) – Dubbed the “people slayer”, Brusca has confessed to his role in over 100 killings, including the assassination of Italy’s top anti-Mafia prosecutor Giovanni Falcone.
He will now be on parole for four years.
The attack, followed two months later by the killing of Mr Falcone’s colleague Paolo Borsellino, rocked Italy and resulted in tough new anti-Mafia laws.
After his arrest in 1996, he turned state witness in order to reduce his sentence. He helped investigators track down the gangsters responsible for several Mafia attacks in the 1980s and 1990s.