The strangest execution in history
This is a sad Sicilian story. This is the story of Giuseppe Di Matteo. A story that shows that ‘men of honor’ falsely claim ‘man’ as well as ‘honor’. This is a story that shows what Mafia is all about.
Giuseppe Di Matteo was kidnapped in late 1993, when he was 13 years old. The kidnappers dressed as policemen had no problem misleading the boy. His father, you see, was working as an informer with the justice department. He lived in a secret location, far from his family. The fake policemen told the boy they were bringing him there. The boy hugged and thanked his kidnappers.
During the whole of 1994 the criminals moved the boy from one hiding place to another. They tried to negotiate through the boy’s grandfather. They only had one request: make the boy’s father stop talking.
In the summer of 1995 they locked the boy up in a bunker. They kept him there for 180 days. Eventually they strangled and dissolved the boy in nitric acid.
This remains a ‘strange’ execution. It shows the capacity and immorality of mafia. During the 25-month kidnapping, many people were involved, even more knew. And not a trace of mercy. Not a sign of conscience, empathy, or compassion. The mere fact they strangled the boy strikes me as strange.