‘Ndrangheta, Bruzzese murder in Pesaro: life sentence inflicted on Rocco Versace


By John

After seven hours of deliberation, in the afternoon the Court of Assizes of Pesaro, president Lorena Mussoni, inflicted a life sentence on Rocco Versace, 58 years old, from Calabriaaccused of complicity in themurder of Marcello Bruzzese, brother of a justice collaborator, occurred in Pesaro on 25 December 2018 by two hitmen, already sentenced to life imprisonment. Versace was accused of having led the way for the hitmen to kill Bruzzese, as revenge by the Crea family against the victim’s brother, Girolamo, who had become a collaborator of justice in previous years and was domiciled in protection in Pesaro together with his brother. Versace denied the charges but was not believed. The judges awarded compensation – to be quantified in civil court – and a provisional amount of 50 thousand euros for the victim’s family and 10 thousand for his sisters and brother.

«A serious fact, – said the prosecutor Monica Garulli, district anti-mafia prosecutor – clear retaliation towards a collaborator of justice”. The defense, lawyers Francesco Albanese And Pasquale Loiacono has announced the appeal after the justification for the verdict will be filed. «The family is satisfied – he observed for the civil party, Giulia Cometti – for a sentence that does justice.”