The Milan prosecutor’s office has requested the indictment of four defendants, including ‘Ndrangheta boss Giuseppe Morabito78 years old and resident in the Varese area, for the case, recently reopened by the investigators, of the kidnapping for the purpose of extortion which ended with the murder, almost 48 years ago, of 18-year-old Cristina Mazzotti, the first woman to be kidnapped by the Anonymous seizures in the North. The new line of investigations, conducted by the Flying Squad and coordinated by the prosecutor Stefano Civardi also following thecomplaint by the lawyer Fabio Repici, had been closed in November. Beyond Morabito, believed to be one of the alleged “creators” of the kidnapping, Demetrio Latella, Giuseppe Calabrò and Antonio Talia are accused, also close to the ‘Ndrangheta. The four in competition with 13 people, already convicted in the past, according to the Public Prosecutor’s Office, “took an active part and completed the executive phase of the kidnapping”, which took place on the evening of 1 July 1975 in Eupilio (Como) and which ended with the death of the girl, segregated in a “hole” in Castelletto Ticino (Novara) and to which massive doses of “tranquilizers” were administered.
As the trials reconstructed, the girl’s father was asked for a ransom of 5 billion lire and after a month the man raised 1 billion and 50 million and paid. On 1 September 1975, an anonymous phone call instructed the carabinieri to dig in a landfill in Galliate (Novara) where the body was found. Morabito also allegedly provided a car that served as an “owl” to signal the arrival of the Mini Minor (with which the young woman was returning home) and to “act as a relay to the place” of her imprisonment. The position of a fifth suspect, Antonio Romeo, has been removed in view of a request for dismissal.
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