Two Italian mobsters accused of mistakenly killing a man and dissolving his body in acid have made a remarkable proposition ahead of their trial. They offer the victim’s parents compensation of tens of thousands of euros and an apartment to compensate for the ‘damage’.
Giulio Giaccio, a 26-year-old construction worker, was kidnapped by fake agents and shot in the head more than twenty years ago. His body was then dissolved in acid. An extremely heinous crime simply because the two men of the Neapolitan Camorra mafia, Salvatore Cammarota (56) and Carlo Nappi (64), thought he was having an affair with Cammarota’s sister.
But it turned out to be a case of mistaken identity – Giaccio had nothing to do with that woman or with the Camorra clan that rules Naples.
Apartment of 120,000 euros
The murder took place in 2000, but the two mobsters were only arrested in December last year after police received information from a ‘pentito’ – a former mafioso turned informant.
Both men are now on trial for murder, but apparently they have offered “compensation” to the victim’s family. That compensation would consist of 60,000 euros and an apartment worth 120,000 euros.
Family demands justice
If the perpetrator of a crime in Italy offers compensation to a victim or the victim’s family, this can be considered as a mitigating circumstance in sentencing. But the victim’s family has rejected the offer and wants justice to be done. “No money in the world can bring Giulio back. The family maintains its faith in the justice system,” said lawyer Alessandro Motta.
The first hearing of the trial took place on Wednesday. The relatives want the ‘heaviest punishment’ to be imposed on the two defendants.
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