Hopefully this starts a trend!
Paedophile was shot dead in Italy 'by hitman hired by father of 15-year-old victim who killed herself after the abuse'
- Giuseppe Matarazzo was shot dead in July last year after being freed from jail
- 45-year-old shepherd had finished serving an 11-year sentence for child abuse
- Police think the father of a victim who killed herself hired hitmen to murder him
- Generoso Nastam, 30, and Giuseppe Massaro, 55, have been arrested and accused of driving the car used in the killing
Police in Italy are investigating whether a paedophile freed from jail after abusing two teenage girls was shot dead by hitmen hired by the father of a victim who later committed suicide.
Giuseppe Matarazzo, 45, a shepherd, was murdered in the town of Frasso Telesino, around 35 miles north of Naples, in July last year.
He was shot five times from an SUV after one of the passengers beckoned him over to ask for directions.
On Friday, police arrested two men - Generoso Nastam, 30, and Giuseppe Massaro, 55 - who they believe were driving the vehicle used in the crime.
They are also investigating, but have not yet arrested, the father of a 15-year-old girl who was abused by Matarazzo.
The girl committed suicide after he was jailed for 11 and a half years for the abuse.
State prosecutor Aldo Policastro told Repubblica that Matarazzo's murder was 'certainly on commission... for revenge' and said Friday's arrests were only the first step in their investigation.
Policastro said that no direct link had been discovered between the victim's father and the two men, meaning there were likely intermediaries who introduced them.
While police believe Massaro acquired the .357 magnum pistol used in the crime, they do not think he pulled the trigger, and are still hunting for the shooting.