Riina Reveals Details of Sicilian Mob's Hit on Borsellino

Riina, the jailed head of the Sicilian
Cosa Nostra of Corleone.
From ABC News: "An Italian newspaper report says the remote control to detonate the bomb that killed anti-Mafia prosecutor Paolo Borsellino in 1992 was hidden inside the intercom at his mother's Palermo residence. La Repubblica said on its website Wednesday that jailed Mafia boss Salvatore "Toto" Riina revealed the whereabouts of the remote control, long a mystery, to another inmate in a monitored jail yard chat.

"The newspaper says it isn't clear whether Borsellino activated the bomb himself by buzzing his mother's home, or if someone else did. Borsellino and his bodyguards were killed in the blast from a car packed with more than 160 pounds (70 kilograms) of plastic explosives outside his mother's house. It came just two months after another anti-Mafia prosecutor was killed. Riina ordered the back-to-back slayings."



Salvatore "Toto" Riina, known as the Beast, was also behind the slaying of Giovanni Falcone, another investigator killed with his wife and bodyguards prior to the execution of Borsellino.

Riina even wanted to take out Rudolph Giuliani, when he was a U.S. Attorney, for forming a tight relationship with Italian investigators like Falcone and Borsellino.

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