On This Day in 1992 Paolo Borsellino Died, Aged 52

On This Day in 1992 Paolo Borsellino Died, Aged 52


On this day in 1992 the anti-mafia magistrate Paolo Borsellino was killed by a car bomb in Palermo. Two months prior to this his friend and fellow magistrate Giovanni Falcone was killed by another car bomb.

One theory to Borsellino’s assassination was that he had uncovered negotiations between the government and Mafia after the death of Falcone. Borsellino failed to get himself appointed to investigate Falcone’s murder and claimed that he had certain information into why he was killed.

In his last video interview which was a few months before the car bomb, given on 21 May 1992, Borsellino spoke about the possible link between the Mafia and Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

The interview received little coverage as Berlusconi owned half the TV networks.

Paolo Borsellino was 52 at the time of his death.

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