Italy: Willy died of multiple injuries to chest, abdomen and neck

"They were jumping on him when he was lying helpless on the ground" says key witness in killing of Willy Monteiro Duarte. An autopsy carried out on the body of Willy Monteiro Duarte, who was beaten t...

Italy: Bianchi brothers deny killing Willy Monteiro Duarte

"We didn't touch him," say the brothers accused in the death of Willy Monteiro Duarte. Two brothers who are among four people accused of beating to death a 21-year-old Cape Verdian-Italian in Collefe...

Italy mourns Willy, beaten to death by gang

Death of Willy Monteiro Duarte has caused outrage in Italy.  Four men in their 20s have been arrested on charges of manslaughter in the beating to death of a 21-year-old Cape Verdian-Italian man in C...

Man in Spider-Man mask tries to rob Rome gelateria

Owner of Garbatella ice-cream shop foiled attempted robbery. A man dressed in a Spider-Man mask attempted to rob a gelateria in the Garbatella district of Rome, reports Italian newspaper La Repubblic...

Rome cemetery workers dismember bodies in cremation scam

Hidden cameras caught Rome cemetery workers involved in macabre scam. A police investigation is underway after Rome cemetery workers were filmed dismembering bodies buried at Prima Porta graveyard as...

Rome trash workers shot with air rifle

AMA workers shot with air gun while working in Rome suburb. Two workers from Rome's trash collection service AMA were hit with pellets fired from an air rifle in the S. Basilio suburb of the capital,...

US student accused of killing Rome policeman says he was beaten in custody

"They beat me pretty bad" said Finnegan Lee Elder. An American student on trial in Italy for the murder of a Rome policeman claims he was kicked, punched and spat on in custody, according to a leaked...

A brief history of Italy’s most powerful mobs

To outsiders, Italy is famous for pasta, pizza, mandolino, and what is generically referred to as “the mafia.” Mafia groups, or rather, mafie are embedded in Italy’s history. Though they are often g...

Organised crime targets financially-struggling Italians in aftermath of coronavirus

Italian authorities fear the spread of mafia tactics and organised crime As Italy attempts to live with the virus during phase two of lockdown, many businesses are still struggling to make sense of th...

Man killed on river bank in central Rome

Suspect in murder was cleared of killing American student in Rome in 2016. Rome police have launched an investigation after a man was attacked and killed on the banks of the river Tiber near Ponte Si...

Lockdown Rome: 20-year-old leaves house to spray graffiti

Rome police caught man spraying graffiti on walls during Coronavirus lockdown. A 20-year-old Roman man was charged with violating Italy's quarantine measures after being stopped by police while spray...

Rome bar burnt down in fourth Centocelle fire

Fourth fire in Centocelle area of Rome. A police investigation is underway after a bar in Rome's Centocelle suburb was burnt down in the early hours of 9 November, days after another fire destroyed L...

Armed robber killed during robbery in Rome bar

Armed robber shot dead during attempted robbery in Rome suburb. A police investigation is underway after a 69-year-old armed robber was shot dead during the attempted robbery of a bar in an east Rome...

Rome not the Wild West says mayor

Rome mayor thanks police for reducing crime in the capital. "Anger, anger and shame. The death of a 24-year-old man killed by two criminals is unacceptable, unjust, heart-wrenching and [leaves us] to...

Sacchi murder in Rome: two suspects arrested

Two suspects transferred to Rome's Regina Coeli prison. Rome police have detained two suspects in relation to the murder of Luca Sacchi, a 24-year-old personal trainer who was shot in the head on a s...
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