A man in Italy has been accused of ordering the killing of a paedophile preacher who sexually abused his daughters.
Italian police investigating the preacher’s death believe the kids’ father is behind his murder.
According to The Mirror, Guiseppe Matarazzo was shot dead just a month after he was released from prison where he had spent 11 years and six months behind bars for sexually abusing two young sisters.
One of his victims, a 15-year-old, later committed suicide by hanging herself from a tree.
Matarazzo was found dead, with five bullet wounds, in Frasso Telesino in July last year.
On Wednesday, international newspaper The Sun reported that Italian authorities were now investigating three men in connection with the preacher’s death.
Police claim that the father of the victims hired two men, Genoroso Nastam and Guiseppe Massaro to eliminate the ex-convict.
Clues from a car that was abandoned at the crime scene led to the arrest of the two men believed to have been hired for the job.
A 3.56-magnum pistol was also found at the crime scene.
As reported by the Daily Mail, chief prosecutor Aldo Policastro told Italian media that police “have reason to believe that the vehicle was driven by the two suspected hitmen, and the gun possibly used to murder the pastor.”
Policastro said the mastermind behind Matarazzo’s killing was a family member.
“Those who commissioned the murder are to be found in the family milieu.”
Investigations on the matter continue.
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