Giovanni Brusca, a member of the Sicilian Mafia group Cosa Nostra, was released early after 25 years in prison.
Brusca, who went by the nickname “Thug,” admitted his involvement in the murder of more than a hundred people, including a 14-year-old child whose body was dissolved in acid.
The mobster was arrested in 1996 and sentenced to life in prison, with 26 years of his life sentence for the bombing that killed anti-mafia fighter Judge Giovanni Falcone. On May 31, however, the criminal was released from prison with four years’ probation. His early release was attributed to his cooperation with the investigation.
“Regardless of what one might think of the atrocities he committed at the time, there was cooperation,” said Federico Cafiero De Raho, chief anti-mafia prosecutor.
Earlier in Russia, the “Skoprano maniac” Viktor Mokhov was released after 17 years in prison. Read more about maniacs and serial killers who walked out of prison after a court-ordered sentence.