Suspect murderer of Formia blogger arrested
The lawyer Mario Piccolino, known anti-Camorra blogger from Formia, was killed in a vendetta murder linked to a civil lawsuit
The investigation results contradict the mafia path assumed immediately after the assassination of anti-Camorra blogger, Mauro Piccolino, killed in the afternoon of May 29, 2015 in Formia, being shot with a pistol inside his lawyer studio. On June 17, a farmer from the nearby town Santi Cosma e Damiano (in the province of Latina), Michele Rossi, 59 years old, was stopped by police and after hours of interrogation confessed to killing the anti mafia blogger, known in the city for his battles against lawlessness.
He said he did it for personal resentment. Rossi was fighting in a lawsuit for years, accused of illegally occupying a cave in Ventotene. The lawyer Piccolino was assisting Rossi’s counterpart. In 2003, after over ten years, the case was closed by the Supreme Court to the detriment of Rossi. Piccolino remembered the story in a blog post on September 22nd, 2014.