PALERMO, SICILY, ITALY
As the Sicilian Mafia (underworld) reeled from the revelations of one of its former bosses, Tommaso Buscetta, sources in Rome indicated he may have given new clues in the hunt for the assassins of General Carlo-Alberto Dalla Chiesa.
PALERMO, SICILY, ITALY
1. GV & SVs Bodies of Carlo-Alberto Dalla Chiesa and his wife in car with police examining (3 shots) 0.27
2. SV Daughter, Rita Dalla Chiesa, at funeral 0.38
3. SVs President Sandro Pertini at funeral, coffin carried out of church (2 shots) 1.02
4. SV PULL OUT TO GV Scene of bomb explosion which killed Magistrate Rocco Chinnici and crowds at scene (4 shots) 1.21
5. GVs Street sign Via Gen Dalla Chiesa PAN TO street, and sign commemorating Mafia assassination of policeman (JULY 7, 1983) (2 shots) 1.34
OCTOBER 4, 1984:
6. SV Arrested Mafia suspects being taken away amid heavy security (3 shots) 1.54
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Background: PALERMO, SICILY, ITALY
As the Sicilian Mafia (underworld) reeled from the revelations of one of its former bosses, Tommaso Buscetta, sources in Rome indicated he may have given new clues in the hunt for the assassins of General Carlo-Alberto Dalla Chiesa. The General and his young wife were shot dead in Palermo in September, 1982, shortly after he had been appointed Prefect of the City with the task of staging an anti-Mafia campaign. Dalla Chiesa was credited with the defeat of the Red Brigade movement, but his disregard for his own security, and rumours as to the extent of his knowledge concerning links between crime and politics led to his murder. President Sandro Pertini, together with other dignitaries, attended his funeral. Ten months later, the Mafia struck against another public figure, their victim on this occasion a prominent magistrate, Rocco Chinnici. He, two police bodyguards and his doorman were killed by a remote-controlled car bomb as he was leaving his house. Analysts say the ever-increasing flow of money from drug smuggling has changed the Mafia from an agricultural counter-society to an international crime ring. The confessions of Tommaso Buscetta may prove a turning point. Magistrates have ordered 366 arrest warrants on his evidence. However, on October 6 the bodies of two men shot dead in traditional Mafia style were found near Palermo. Police said this raised fears renewed Mafia activity in Sicily.
Source: TELE L'ORA