Mafia murder, sentenced to 30 years but released from prison

Mafia murder, sentenced to 30 years but released from prison
Mafia murder, sentenced to 30 years but released from prison
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The judges of the Court of Review ordered the release of Luciano De Carolis, 48, from Syracuse, sentenced in recent weeks in the first instance to 30 years’ imprisonment for the murder of Angelo Sparatore, shot dead on 4 May 2001 in via Gaetano Barresi.

The appeal of the defense of De Carolis

The defendant, placed under house arrest, is defended by the lawyer Sebastiano Troia, who had filed an appeal after the sentence, and so after the judges’ pronouncement on 48 years, indicated by the magistrates of the Catania Dda as a member of the Bottaro-Attanasio clan he can go home.

The boss remains in prison

On the other hand, Alessio Attanasio, 51, co-defendant in this same trial, remains in prison, also sentenced to 30 years’ imprisonment only after the Review Court rejected the defense’s motion.

Attanasio is considered by the anti-mafia district attorney of Catania as the boss of the clan that bears his name and in another trial he received a 30-year sentence for murder, that of Giuseppe Romano, which took place in Syracuse on 17 January 2001 in via Elorina , in Syracuse. A sentence that sent him back to prison after being released almost a week earlier, having served over 20 years in prison.

The motive

The motive of that crime it would be connected to the repentance of the victim’s brother, Concetto Shooterwhich a few days beforemurder, had testified in a trial against the boss of Lentini, Nello Nardo, close to the Catania clan of Santapaola. Apparently, Angel Shooter he had not approved the family member’s decision, someone would even have seen him in black clothes, moreover he would also have refused the protection program for the family members of justice collaborators.

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Attanasio’s two degrees

During his long detention, the alleged boss was able to study, managing to obtain two degrees, one in Communication Sciences, the other in Law. In an article, published by Il Sole 24 Ore, Attanasio presented, starting from 2017, 670 appeals to the Cassation which involved the Supreme Court with 320 sentences and 353 orders.

The article is in Italian

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