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Italian mobster fed to pigs while still alive

Italian mobster fed to pigs while still alive
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POSTED: Saturday, November 30, 2013 - 5:00pm

UPDATED: Saturday, November 30, 2013 - 5:04pm

Italian police said an anti-mafia operation revealed that a mobster was fed to pigs whle he was still alive.

Police in the Southern Reggio Calabria province investigating a number of murders found that Francesco Raccosta, a member of a local crime syndicate, was fed to the pigs by his rivals last year.

Police intercepted a phone call in which one of the suspected killers boasted about how he enjoyed hearing Raccosta screaming.

A police statement said his murder demonstrated the "utmost ruthlessness and cruelty" of the mafia clans.

It's believed Raccosta was killed due to a decades' long and deadly rivalry between two clans: the Bonarrigo-Mazzagatti-Polimeni and the Ferraro-Raccosta syndicate.

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