Sicilian Mafia leader Matteo Messina Denaro has fallen into a coma and, according to his doctors, cannot come out of it. Which To write Many Italian media.
The 61-year-old Mafia member was arrested in Palermo, the capital of Sicily, in January after 30 years on the run. The Carabinieri, the Italian military force that assumes police duties, arrested him at that time in a private hospital. There he was treated for colon cancer under a false name for a year.
Messina Denaro has now been in the prison ward of L’Aquila Hospital for more than a month. Yesterday, Messina Denaro suffered a hemorrhage and fell into a coma. He noted that he did not want to be kept alive artificially and had not fed since last night.
Imprisoned for life
Messina Denaro is known as a prominent leader of Cosa Nostra, a branch of the Sicilian Mafia. He was sentenced in absentia to life imprisonment for his role in the murder of investigating judges Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino in 1992.
He was also sentenced to life imprisonment for his role in the bombings of Florence, Rome and Milan that killed ten people in 1993.
The mafia boss was also convicted of the murder of 12-year-old Giuseppe Di Matteo. This boy was killed and dissolved in acid because his father testified against the mafia. In the past, Messina Denaro bragged that he could fill the cemetery with everyone he killed.