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Mafia 'hit' on 3-year-old rattles Italy

Mafia 'hit' on 3-year-old rattles Italy
Posted January 29th, 2014 @ 8:52am by John Johnson, Newser Staff


(NEWSER– Little Nicola "Coco" Campolongo has become the latest focal point in Italy for anger against the mafia. As the Daily Beast explains, the toddler was executed along with his grandfather and his grandfather's companion over an apparent drug debt. The killers shot all three in the head, and their bodies were found in a burnt-out car. Police say a 50-cent coin left on the roof is the telltale sign that the executions were carried out over a drug debt. But a 3-year-old? "How could anyone kill a tiny creature of just three years in this way?” said a prosecutor on the case. “It is unheard of. It is beyond horrendous.”

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