Captured Mafia boss Matteo Messina Denaro was a child killer

Captured Mafia boss Matteo Messina Denaro had my 12-year-old brother dissolved in acid – I hope he suffers a slow death

THE brother of a boy dissolved in acid on the orders of Matteo Messina Denaro said he hopes the Mafia boss dies a slow death from cancer.

Giuseppe Di Matteo was kidnapped in a bid to stop the 12-year-old's father testifying against Denaro but was eventually strangled after the blackmail plot failed.

Denaro, who fronted up the notorious Sicillian "Cosa Nostra" group, was seized by cops after 30 years as Italy's most wanted Mafia don.

Police say the 60-year-old, known as "The Boss of Bosses", was taken during a visit to a private medical clinic in Sicily's largest city Palermo where he was reportedly being treated for cancer.

Nicknamed 'the Devil' for his savage crimes, he is believed to be behind the murders of two anti-mafia prosecutors, Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino in 1992.

Denaro is also facing a life sentence for his role in bomb attacks which killed ten people in Florence, Milan, and Rome the following year.

Giuseppe was kidnapped in 1993 after his mafioso dad Santino di Matteo began cooperating with the police,

He was held for two years in captivity in a crime that shocked Italians accustomed to the brutal and sickening methods of the Mafia.

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