Italy: the brother of a repentant mafia executed in the street

A 51-year-old Calabrian, brother of a mafia repentant, was executed in the middle of the street on Christmas Day in the historic center of the quiet Italian port city of Pesaro (center-east).

According to police and judicial sources quoted Wednesday by the press, the man was placed under state protection since his brother, a former member of the ‘Ndrangheta (mafia Calabria), had collaborated with the Italian justice.

Riddled with bullets

Tuesday at 18:30 local, Marcello Bruzzese was riddled with 9 mm bullets by two men with hidden faces.

The killers, who fled on foot, waited for him to park his car under the house where he had lived for three years with his wife and two children. They immediately killed him in the cockpit of his vehicle.

The victim was seriously injured in his youth in 1995, in his native Calabria, during an ambush that cost the lives of his father and his sister’s husband.

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